Chris Sale - Has always been seen as a pitcher who could be great as a starter or a closer, but looks like the Sox finally decided they want to make him a closer after 2 years in relief. Like Bard, his stuff is great, but unlike Bard, has a small and wiry frame, making some wonder if he'll have the durability and stamina to handle a full year of starts. Still, he has a track record of minor league success as a starter and could still be valuable on an innings limit.
Neftali Feliz - The former closer has had fans imploring management to make him a starter for over 2 years, and they're finally getting their wish. Feliz's profile is like Sale's, except with more upside and higher likelihood of durability. Still, Feliz's decline in performance in 2011 was discouraging, as he needs to have a strong K/BB rate as a reliever to have a chance to succeed as a starter. How they'll make room for him is another question entirely.
What are your projections and/or predictions for them in the 2012 season and beyond?
Who will put up the best numbers in 2012?
Daniel Bard (7 votes)
Chris Sale (47 votes)
Neftali Feliz (62 votes)
116 total votes