First up was a topic of whether the team can have a starting pitcher win at least 15 games.
“If the run support is there, it makes it easier for the pitcher do their jobs,” Rose noted. Run support is, of course, key to notching a victory.
Is Rose concerned that Boston may not have any 15-game victors?
“You’re talking about veteran pitchers out there, guys that can find the strike zone and throw pitches up there with quality,” he said.
Rose also touches on the new-look Red Sox offense, believing the team may “have to create some runs” and steal more bases to compensate for what many view as a lackluster starting nine.
Click on the video below to hear more of Rose’s take on the team as well as starters Tim Wakefield and Clay Buchholz.
Rose in particular talks about where Buchholz finds himself this season, drawing parallels to his own brief career.
“I see myself 10 years ago, where it seems like this is going to be the year, and the year 2000, I put a lot of pressure on myself.”