Schoeneweis, 36, is a young pup compared to Embree at 39. His ERA is slightly worse along with his WHIP and he is also a lefty. I found it amusing that the redsox.com article said that he was eager to prove "he's still got it." Got what? A 5.00 ERA? All kidding aside, he's got good stats at Fenway at least. And you have to root for the guy. The father of four lost his wife last spring to a drug overdose.
I think the Sox are just chucking mud up against the wall hoping that something sticks. But that's what you have to do with your bullpen; sign a bunch of guys and pray. This year's star might end up on next year's scrap heap.