Found May 12, 2013 on NESN.com:
There’s way too much Monday morning quarterbacking going on in Boston these days. It needs to stop. Now that the Red Sox’ closer’s role has become somewhat of a revolving door, the cries for Jonathan Papelbon grow louder and louder each game. On Saturday, even Papelbon himself probably heard the shouts when he took the mound in Arizona. At the very least, his ears were ringing. But while Papelbon would undoubtedly be a perfect closer for the 2013 edition of the Red Sox, we shouldn’t get too caught up in this whole revisionist history thing. The skepticism about the future of the ninth inning in Boston is warranted. With Joel Hanrahan done for the season, Andrew Bailey battling an injury issue and Junichi Tazawa having given up runs in back-to-back outings since being named the temporary closer, the Red Sox don’t have the stability they had during Papelbon’s six-year stint in Boston. Don’t criticize the Red Sox for not re-signing Papelbon prior to the 2012 season, though. It was the ...
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