So, apparently Kenny Williams announced that the Sox will not extend any current members of the starting rotation. From the Tribune:
Having inhaled their cigars and digested the developments, Williams declared his club has no plans to extend the contracts of Mark Buehrle beyond 2007 or Jon Garland, Jose Contreras and Javier Vazquez beyond 2008.
In other words between now and Opening Day 2009, the Sox either will trade or lose to free agency every member of the starting rotation, including the four guys who won a World Series barely 13 months ago. Are these guys nuts?
This reminds me of Jerry Krauss and his "organizations win championships" blather. The best attendance in two decades, and now the Sox can't afford pitching?
Even worse than going all Jeff Loria on the rotation is telling everyone (the pitchers included) ahead of time that they are gone after their contract ends. It destroys leverage in any negotiation.
I think I'm going to go sleep, becuase the longer I stay up the worse this night gets...