TSS:Without A Curse

Alex Reimer has been hosting the critically acclaimed, “Without a Curse,” since July of 2005. Alex has been profiled in The Boston Globe, as well as been a guest on both “The Today Show” and “The Tonight Show” for his work on the podcast. Alex has very strong opinions, and is not afraid to share them! Anything stated on the show will be factually backed up…and if a guest doesn’t back up his opinion, then Alex will challenge them on it. In the offseason months (November-April), “Without a Curse” is published every Monday. Throughout the baseball season (April-October), “Without a Curse” becomes a bi-weekly production, published every Monday and Thursday.

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Red Sox Starting Pitching Moves Are Good, But Not Good Enoug

Updated about 7 days ago.

Alex breaks down an eventful week for the Red Sox inside this edition of "Without a Curse," and analyzes the club's decision to not overpay for Jon Lester. The Red Sox' strategy for Lester would make sense if they weren't going to overpay for his replacement, which they inevitably will.

Though the Red Sox acquired three Major League caliber starting pitchers last week – Wade Miley, Rick Porcello and Justin Masterson – not one of them is capable of taking Lester's place at the top of the rotation. The moves all look good in a vacuum, but are underwhelming when you put them together.

In the "Around the League" segment, Alex looks at the Cubs' window to compete now that they've acquired Jon Lester. He also runs down a very busy Winter Meetings, and explains why the sub-90 win Giants and Royals reaching the World Series last season has changed the landscape of baseball.

Follow Alex on Twitter, @AlexReimer1. Read him Mondays in the Boston Herald, all week on BostInno.com and listen to him Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. EST on Glenn Ordway's "Big Show Unfiltered."