Originally written on 60ft6in  |  Last updated 1/9/13
Sometimes the best trades are the ones you never make. Since the Miami Marlins have made it clear that they are not trading Giancarlo Stanton, then Red Sox fans need not worry that future stars Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr. are staying in the Red Sox system. Each of these two have greatness written all over them. Let’s start with Xander Bogaerts and the success he has had in this game.  In three professional years in the Boston system his OPS went from .819 to .834 to .896.  All this done while he was still just a teenager.  Each time he moved up a level his numbers increased.  He hit 20 home runs in 2012, and was the youngest player in the Eastern League at year’s end. Add to that the knowledge that he shows from the fact he can speak four languages puts this kid on a lofty platform.  This story gives a good glimpse of the next rising star. His numbers are going to continue improve as his experience increases.  Soon he will try a new position, third base, and this could le...
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