Break up the band
Get rid of Jake Peavy. That sends a message, because, Peavy is "one of the boys." And while getting rid of one of the boys may not be a popular decision, it would certainly show that Cherington means business.
It also would show his commitment to Rubby De La Rosa, a young pitcher who has been more encouraging than Peavy over the last month.
Break up the band. Send a message. Give another young arm a permanent spot in the rotation.
Right now, that's the least that Cherington can do to give his team a kick in the behind.
On Thursday's podcast (the last podcast of the holiday week), I called for this move to be made. I also discussed the Bruins' offseason and the Celtics signing Avery Bradley to a ridiculous contract.
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