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Farrell: Either Betts Or Bradley, Jr.‚—Not Both

Bradley, Jr. And Betts: One Or The OtherIn major league baseball, the direct answer is definitely an endangered species. But, not with Red Sox manager John Farrell—at least yesterday, anyway. When discussing the demotion of Jackie Bradley, Jr. and the consequent ascension of Mookie Betts, the skipper stated, "Our roster couldn’t co-exist effectively with both—so it’s...
Via FenwayNation
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Peter Abraham: Red Sox Prospects Getting Called Up Earlier Than Before (Video)

The Boston Red Sox have given plenty of young players a chance to taste what it’s like to play in the Major Leagues this season. Guys like Jackie Bradley, Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, Rubby de la Rosa and Allen Webster have all risen up the ranks and played for the Red Sox this season, and it seems like all of them did it very quickly compared to homegrown players of the past...
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John Farrell: Red Sox Had Talked About Demoting Jackie Bradley For Awhile

Jackie Bradley Jr.’s exceptional defensive play finally won’t be enough to keep him in the Majors. The center fielder was sent down to Pawtucket after hitting just .216 with one home run and 30 RBIs at the plate despite leading all outfielders defensively in double plays and assists. “To send Jackie back to Pawtucket has been talked about for a little while now,” Red Sox...
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Jackie Bradley Jr.’s Demotion Not A Reactionary Move By Boston Red Sox

BOSTON — Jackie Bradley Jr.’s demotion to Triple-A Pawtucket was a long time coming. Bradley, batting .216 with a .288 on-base percentage in 112 games, has endured a disastrous season offensively for the Red Sox despite a surplus of highlight reel defensive plays. The writing was on the wall for a demotion, particularly during Boston’s most recent road trip, when Bradley...
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Jackie Bradley Jr. to Pawtucket, Mookie Betts to the Sox & Some Sweet JBJ Catches

The Red Sox announced that Jackie Bradley Jr., AKA the Human Highlight Reel, has been optioned to Pawtucket, with Mookie Betts set to join the Red Sox again. Gotta say, as much as JBJ’s offense has burned a hole in my stomach, his defense has been one of the rare highlights in this miserable suck of a season. Plus, he seems like a genuinely nice guy. I hope he gets things straight...
Via Surviving Grady
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Jackie Bradley Jr. optioned to Pawtucket

According to Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston, the Boston Red Sox have sent down the struggling Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket and recalled Mookie Betts. Bradley, who had recorded hits in four of his previous five games, will need to develop his plate approach in the minors if he wants to have a shot at his center field job next season. Bradley has struggled at the plate all...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. Needs Everyday At-Bats As Red Sox Evaluate Options

Jackie Bradley Jr. entered Tuesday trapped in an 0-for-35 slump. How should the Boston Red Sox address the issue? Give him more playing time. Sure, it sounds rather counterintuitive. In fact, the concept seems quite crazy for such a performance-based industry. But if the Red Sox intend to answer one of their most pressing questions down the stretch — who exactly is Bradley as a...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: What to do with Jackie Bradley Jr.

The Boston Red Sox have one of the best defensive outfielders in baseball when Jackie Bradley Jr. patrols center field. His bat, however, is one of the worst in the MLB and his approach at the plate has hit rock bottom. On Sunday, Bradley’s golden sombrero (0-4, 4 Ks) raised his hitless streak to 0-35 including 18 strikeouts. This past weekend we saw some great defensive plays...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Top 3 players to watch for the rest of the season

For a Boston Red Sox team whose shot at playoff baseball washed away in the wake of the Jon Lester deal, the remainder of the season will serve as one long audition for the younger players in the farm and on the major league club. Who’s expendable? Who can raise their trade value? Who’s worth keeping at all costs? All viable questions from a last place team that has gone full...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jackie Bradley Jr. throws baseball over center field wall from home plate

Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. is known as an excellent fielder but wanted to show everyone that he has a pretty good arm as well.During Saturdays' batting practice, the Boston centerfielder took a short hop behind home plate and threw a ball over the Fenway Park center-field wall just to prove it.That's a heave of about 400 feet from the plate as the crow flies ...
Via The Other Paper
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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