Overstocked in the Outfield

Right now, the Red Sox are carrying five major-league calibre outfielders on their 25-man roster, with another on the disabled list (Shane Victorino). Currently, Manager John Farrell has been rotating the five that are healthy: Jackie Bradley Jr., Grady Sizemore, Mike Carp, Daniel Nava, and Johnny Gomes. Eventually, at least one of these players will be sent down to the Red Sox AAA...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Face Potentially Overcrowded Outfield

Jackie Bradley, Jr. could make things tough for Ben Cherington. The young outfielder has had a recent offensive surge—and turned in a string of stellar plays in the field. Once Shane Victorino returns from the DL, Boston will face a version of Outfield Musical Chairs—with Daniel Nava, Jonny Gomes, Grady Sizemore, Victorino and Bradley all trying to squeeze into four spots. And...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. Making His Case

Source In a stunning reversal of last year’s dynamics, Jackie Bradley Jr. is having an excellent start to the season after a somewhat disappointing spring training. Ironically, Bradley wasn’t even supposed to be on the Opening Day roster, but Shane Victorino tweaked his hamstring and got the flu, so here we are. In seven games, Bradley has eight hits (including two doubles...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. A Leadoff Option; Other Notes From Red Sox’s Loss

BOSTON — The Red Sox couldn’t stick around in the win column. The Red Sox, who snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Rangers on Monday, dropped a 10-7 decision to Texas on Tuesday. Felix Doubront was lit up by the Rangers’ offense. Jake Peavy will go for Boston in Wednesday’s rubber match. Let’s first glance over some notes from Tuesday’s action...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. stars, John Lackey sharp again as Red Sox beat Rangers, 5-1

Jackie Bradley Jr. had himself a major league night and the Red Sox won their first game at Fenway Park in 2014, beating the Texas Rangers 5-1 behind the second solid start by John Lackey. Bradley did it all against the Rangers tonight: driving in two runs and scoring one to go along with three hits, and he made a couple of top-notch web gems in right field to round out his night...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. Gets Start In Center Field For Red Sox Vs. Brewers

BOSTON — The Red Sox received some bad news Sunday morning, as Will Middlebrooks was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right calf strain he suffered while running pregame sprints Saturday. Middlebrooks’ absence means utilityman Jonathan Herrera will get his second straight start at third base. Infielder Brock Holt has been recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket and also is...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. Gets First Start; Jonny Gomes Leads Off vs. Orioles

Jackie Bradley Jr. will make his first start of the 2014 season Thursday night against the Baltimore Orioles. The 23-year-old will bat ninth for the Boston Red Sox and replace Grady Sizemore, who went 2-for-8 with a home run in his first two starts, in center field. Jonny Gomes gets the nod in left field and slides into the leadoff spot for his second appearance in the Red Sox...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

How Does Jackie Bradley Jr. Fit Into Red Sox’ Plans?

JBJ’s performance this spring has many questioning his role with the team to start the season Going into spring training, it was widely assumed that Jackie Bradley Jr. would be taking over the Red Sox everyday centerfield job, and that at some point Grady Sizemore would be healthy enough to challenge him for playing time. Things have not gone as planned, and the Red Sox find themselves...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Boston Red Sox Player Analysis: Jackie Bradley Jr.

 Well at the start of the 2013 season some people believed Jackie Bradley Jr. was Major League ready after a hot Spring Training, and the front office agreed so they put him on the opening day roster in hopes that he would have a big year in the majors. Although it was apparent to some that Bradley was in need of another season of fine tuning in the Minors, the decision...
Via CLNS Radio
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox rumors: Shin-Soo Choo edition

With the Winter Meetings coming to a close, perhaps one of the best bats on the free agent market is still available. The former Cincinnati Red, Shin-Soo Choo has yet to sign a new contract, and several teams still remain in the hunt for his services. The frontrunners appear to be Cincinnati, Houston, Detroit, and Texas, but the Red Sox could be a dark horse team to swoop in and...
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December 12, 2013  |  1 Comment

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