Given everything that's happening around the Boston Red Sox right now, you'd think they were about 10 games under .500. That's simply not the case.
After last night's 8-4 win over the Atlanta Braves, the Red Sox are still a last place team but are three games above .500 at 37-34. And as I said the other day, it's still too early to talk about the wild card but they are two games out of the final wild card spot in the AL.
The problem is the distractions surrounding the rumors about Kevin Youkilis and the possible trade from the Red Sox. As you look at the rumors from yesterday and this morning, it's not a matter of if he'll be traded, but when. That's half the problem. The other is the communication between Bobby Valentine and Youk.
Before yesterday's game, Youk said he hadn't been told about why he's not playing. Valentine said the opposite. I think we all know why Youk's not playing.
It's the hot bat of Will Middlebrooks who now appears to be the every day third baseman for...