Is Epstein OK with this situation?

Lewis will appear on FS1’s Los Angeles-based studio shows: “Undisputed” (9:30 a.m. ET); “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” (noon ET); and “Speak for Yourself,” with Cowherd, Jason Whitlock and Jason McIntyre (5 p.m. ET).

Lewis also is expected to show up frequently on FS1’s first ever national morning show, “First Things First” with Cris Carter and Nick Wright. That new show will premiere from New York in time for the 2017 NFL season on Sep. 5 (6 a.m. ET).

Jon Lester’s ERA is 3.83 this year, after 2.44 last year. Jake Arrieta, who won the 2015 NL Cy Young award with his 1.77 ERA, has a 4.64 ERA through 14 starts this season. Kyle Hendricks has a 4.09 ERA after leading the NL with a 2.13 mark last year (and he’s currently on the DL). Eddie Butler has been fine as a fill-in, but guys with nearly as many walks (18) as strikeouts (21) aren’t typically successful in October.

Is Epstein OK with this situation? Maybe he believes all these guys will Cheap Jarome Iginla Jerseys rebound and get back to their brilliance of last year.

And maybe he doesn’t believe that. Remember, he’s not exactly shy when it comes to making jaw-dropping trades (Nomar, anyone?). There is no inside-the-box with Theo. With any other decision-maker in baseball, the idea of trading free agent-to-be Arrieta for prospects and using those prospects to help land an ace with years of club control (Sonny Gray or Gerrit Cole, just using two examples of guys who might be available) would be crazy.

But never doubt Epstein’s ability to break ground. I’m not saying he’s going to Cheap Jerseys And Jordans trade Arrieta, of course, but I am saying he recognizes that the status quo probably isn’t going to get this club to the top of the baseball mountain again in October.

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