Bringing back Clay Buchholz isn’t the worst idea

In September of 2007, Clay Buchholz threw a no-hitter in just his second career Major League start. At the time, Buchholz was showing the Red Sox exactly why he was regarded as their top pitching prospect. Now, over a decade later, Buchholz will face those Red Sox for the first time in his 13-year career. This time, he’s trying to prove he can still hack it as a journeyman starter.

Prior to Wednesday’s game, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe talked to Buchholz, who figures he still has something to give at the Major League level…
“I definitely wanted to get back before the season ended to pitch a few games and see if I could open a gate to next season,” Buchholz said. “It’s no secret the game is trending toward younger players but I feel good physically and can help a team.
“I feel like I’m capable of pitching as well as I did five or six years ago. It’s not about money. It’s about considering myself a major league pitcher.”
It’s safe to say that Buchholz has been a bit of a disappointment for the Blue Jays this season. After a …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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