Found March 30, 2013 on Ted's Army:
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “We definitely see those two players co-existing on the Red Sox,” said Boras yesterday. “They are quite a force for the team.” There is no question in Boras’ mind about which of the two should be in center field. “Both these guys are so athletic but obviously Jacoby is the one with experience in this league and that’s very important at that position,” said Boras. “I don’t think Jackie minds playing in the major leagues if that means flanking Jacoby Ellsbury. I think he would be very happy if that came to pass.” On keeping Bradley in the minors so the Sox gain another year of control: “Clubs put themselves in a position to make decisions based on economic concerns instead of performance,” said Boras. “Every boundary becomes the focus of strategic decisions. Every team does it. I don’t think it’s necessarily in the best interests of baseball. When this does happen, fans usually become aware that the team is better with the player on it and economic concerns are not always the most important." Herald - Scott Boras loves his Red Sox If you were wondering what Scott Boras thought about the Red Sox outfield situation (you weren't), well, now you know. Boras is who he is, and he's unapologetic about it.  Everything the man says and does is done with the sole purpose of lining his pockets with more money.  So any time he says or does anything it easy to dismiss it because it's always said or done in self-interest. But he does have a point about the Jackie Bradley situation.  Having control over players is one of those "interesting and unique" parts of baseball that you don't find anywhere else.  It's also "stupid and dumb".  I know a lot of people disagree with me, but I tend to see things in black and white.  In my world, you draft a player and you have them under your control for X number of years.  Then it's decision time.  If you kept him in the minors that whole time, or started him in the majors in year 1, doesn't matter.  But that's not how it works, and it's not something that is probably going to be changing in my lifetime.  Usually teams navigate these rules successfully.  But sometimes you have a Jackie Bradley Jr. on your hands, and you have no choice but to let the kid play.  Even if it's going to cost you millions of dollars in the end. Sometimes it's worth it. Rest of the links: Herald - Stick a sock in it, Curt | Last roster spot in flux | Globe - Franklin Morales will get stretched out by Red Sox | Bradley waits on number | WEEI - Red Sox COO Sam Kennedy on Salk & Holley: Discounts could extend past April | CSNNE - Red Sox will be better . . . but by how much? | Felger & Mazz: 2013 Red Sox predictions

Your Morning dump...where Bradley Jr is set to make the Bigs

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