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Report: Jon Lester returning to Boston ‘a long shot’

The consensus since the Boston Red Sox traded Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics at the trade deadline has been that Lester, a free agent at season’s end, very well may end up back in Boston next season. But, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Lester returning to Boston this upcoming winter is viewed as a long shot. Back in Spring Training, the Red Sox offered Lester a four...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr.: ‘Disappointed In Myself’ After Red Sox’s Demotion

Jackie Bradley Jr. is looking forward rather than dwelling on the past. Bradley was demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday — Mookie Betts was called up — after struggling offensively with the Boston Red Sox for much of 2014. The outfielder acknowledged some dissatisfaction with the situation but noted he understands the Red Sox’s decision. “I wasn’t disappointed — not...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
15 days 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...
15 days 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...
21 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...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. (Again) Shows Defensive Prowess Vs. Angels (Videos)

Jackie Bradley Jr. didn’t start Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. The Boston Red Sox outfielder finished the contest, though, ultimately playing more innings than the guy he replaced. Bradley entered the game as a defensive replacement in the eighth inning of the Red Sox’s 5-4, 19-inning loss to the Angels. The 24-year-old took over in center field as Brock Holt...
23 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...
23 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

WATCH: Jackie Bradley Jr. shows off insanely strong arm

Tosses it over center-field wall from home plate!
Via Beer Mug Sports
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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