Found March 24, 2013 on
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11 a.m.: The lineup cards are in, and what do you know? Jackie Bradley Jr. will get the start out in left field.
Manager John Farrell said recently that Bradley would not play left field, insisting that the 22-year-old would play just center field and right field for Boston. It was hardly groundbreaking stuff, but it obviously led to further speculation about whether or not that would impact the decision regarding Bradley’s Opening Day status.
It’s spring training, though, which means that nothing is etched in stone, and Farrell soon changed his mind. Bradley played two innings in left field on Friday, and he’ll now see some more time out there as the Red Sox continue to weigh the pros and cons of bringing him up to the majors to begin the season.
I’ve said multiple times that I think Bradley should start the season in the minors. Based solely on production, yes, Bradley deserves a big league shot. But there are so many other factors involved, and all of them point to it making muc...
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Jackie Bradley made a huge error today and it cost the Red Sox an out. Bradley even struck out today as well. Cliff Lee didn't even know who Bradley was before they faced off today. There, some negative things about Bradley have to be said before we call this guy the next Yaz. The truth is, Jackie Bradley is overrated. Now, before you go and burn me at the stake, think about...
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Bradley, whose play has been the talk of spring training, was in the lineup and in left field, starting at that position for the first time this spring. Noting the big crowd expected on the road and the presence...
It took Jackie Bradley Jr. one at-bat on Sunday to further enhance his case to be considered for an Opening Day roster spot. Don’t expect Bradley’s mindset to change going forward, though, as he’s remained humble and focused amid all of the added attention.
“Everything’s taken, I guess, a turn, but that’s a good thing, when you’re a young player who I guess is able...
Jackie Bradley Jr. got his first exposure at a new position on Friday.
The Red Sox outfielder was moved to left field midway through Friday’s Red Sox-Blue Jays spring training game. The position change came two days after manager John Farrell said he had no plans to play Bradley in left.
Farrell downplayed the decision to move Bradley in the seventh inning, saying not to interpret...
We’re taught at a young age that hard work is rewarded. Perhaps there should be a disclaimer.
Jackie Bradley Jr. added to his impressive spring resume (again) on Monday, and he’s making it harder and harder (again) to defend any decision other than penciling him into the Red Sox’ Opening Day starting lineup.
Bradley entered Monday’s game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning...
Jackie Bradley Jr. has been making a strong case this spring to be considered for an Opening Day roster spot with the Red Sox.
Bradley Jr. got his first start of the spring in the outfield Sunday against the Phillies. He hit a three-run homer in the second inning off of Phillies left...
Jackie Bradley Jr. would be a lock for the Red Sox’ Opening Day roster if the decision was based solely on his spring training performance. The decision is not, however, so the Sox must weigh multiple variables in deciding the young outfielder’s fate.
Bradley has been tearing up the Grapefruit League this spring, causing many of the prospect’s supporters to get very vocal....
Jackie Bradley Junior and Reggie Smith have many things in common, but also many things different with the Red Sox.
Reggie Smith was a 22 year old rookie center fielder that was touted for ROY before the season even started in 1967. The Boston Globe headlines a week before Opening Day said :
Chances for Sox’ Reggie Smith To Become 1967′s Top Rookie:
Chase Utley and Ryan Howard hit back-to-back home runs for the second consecutive day, but rookie Jackie Bradley Jr. and the Boston Red Sox roughed up Cliff Lee in a 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Bradley hit a three-run homer in the second inning and finished with four RBIs. He had a sacrifice fly in the third as Boston scored three more times off Lee, who...
11:05 a.m.: With a day game after a night game, John Farrell looked beyond his starters while filling out Friday’s lineup card.
Among those in Boston’s lineup against Toronto are the organization’s top two prospects, Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr. The two are certainly at different points in their development — with Bradley making a bid for a big league roster spot...