Is Josh Taylor 2019 slider going to be back for 2021

  • Welcome to the annual Over The Monster One Big Question season preview series. Over the next 40 days, we will be running through every player on the 40-man roster and identifying a key question for them pertaining to the coming season Jeisson Rosario Dog Jersey. This should run us up to the start of the season, at least as it is scheduled now. We will go through the roster in alphabetical order. For the most part, these will run Monday through Friday every week running up to the week before Opening Day, though expect some weekend posts mixed in as well as the 40-man is expected to continue to be altered before the start of the season. You can catch up with every post by following this link. Today we take a look at Josh Taylor.The Question: Was Josh Taylor slider a one-year wonderThe Red Sox have their share of issues in the bullpen, most notably that they are lacking a truly elite arm to anchor the group Where I think they could be underrated, though, is the depth in potentially good set up arms. Matt Barnes and Adam Ottavino both have the upside to be near the top of that tier, and a whole lot of other guys have the potential to be on the lower end. The word otential is doing a whole lot of heavy lifting there, of course, and inevitably a good chunk of those pitchers won get to that point. But the more options you have, the better chance you have one or two that stick. And among the options, the one who could potentially surprise people the most with his ability to stick is Josh Taylor.Taylor has never really been able to find any sort of spotlight. He entered the league as an undrafted free agent, first signing with the Phillies. He eventually be moved to the Diamondbacks, who would then end up sending him to here to Boston as the player to be named later in the deal that sent Deven Marrero to Arizona, which was not exactly a blockbuster deal.