After watching the weirdest no-hit bid by John Lackey last night in Seattle, I have come to decide that Manny Delcarmen is done. His stuff isn’t good anymore and he wouldn’t do well at Double-A ball.

After Lackey’s outstanding performance last night, Delcarmen came into the ninth inning and gave away Lackey’s decision. He retired none of the four batters he faced, and he looked flat-out awful. 

I have been saying this for years, “Theo better move Delcarmen while his stock is high.” Well, you know what, Delcarmen might not have much stock at all anymore, but he is killing the Red Sox. In fact, the whole bullpen, besides Daniel Bard and Jonathon Papelbon, have been killing the Red Sox throughout this season. 

Delcarmen isn’t effective anymore at all. The past few years, I have always thought he didn’t deal well with inheriting runners, now he can’t just deal with anything. He’s a poor reliever that is a part of an absolutely poor bullpen.

Boston’s General Manager, Theo Epstein, needs to go out and grab some bullpen help to go along with Papelbon and Bard.

And maybe next offseason, let’s try and not have guys like Bill Hall and Darnell McDonald on our roster. 


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