Clay Buchholz has started throwing again and the hope is that he can return to the Red Sox close to the end of the season. His back feels good, with the caveat that he has yet to throw off the mound.

Let's assume for a second that Buchholz suffers no setbacks and by the start of the postseason has built up sufficient arm strength to throw 50 or so pitches in a game.

Here's my crazy idea: Start him.