Re: Red Sox plan to convert Masterson into reliever after Triple-A stint
"Yesterdays' move should in no way reflect our evaluation of [Masterson] as a starter," said Epstein. "He has no limitations on what he can do in the future, in the big leagues. Really, this was the plan all along, that we expected him to be someone who protects our starting rotation in the first half of the year as he continues his development in the Minor Leagues, but in the second half of the year, he really helps our bullpen like he's done effectively in the past, albeit at the Minor League level, and the Cape Cod League."
"Reality tells us there are no guarantees. Except that some day Jon Lester will be on that list of 100-game winners." - Peter Gammons