“Honestly, I think it was overblown,” he said Monday about those who measured his season a disappointment. “I’d won 14 games only once in my life. I led the team in quality starts. Whatever.”
Instead of being pissed off that he went 14-11 with a 4.40 ERA while carting millions of unearned Red Sox dollars to the bank, he seems pretty OK with it. How about the fact that he allowed more base-runners than any other pitcher in baseball? Or that he averaged three walks per nine innings? Or had a 1.419 WHIP? Those numbers add up to a crappy fourth starter, not an 80-million-dollar ace. For that money, he should at least act like he gives a shit.