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Keep Mookie

Twice last week, Peter Abraham, Globe Sox beat writer and NESN contributor, suggested that Mookie Betts could be a trading chip over the winter. Though I respect Peter very much, I have to strongly disagree. As of Sunday (the day the Globe pubishes expanded stats), Betts had played 39 games with the Sox. His .283 average was by far the best of the Sox “young hopefuls”, including...
Via Fenway West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jackie “Brady” Jr.

We’re all well aware of JBJ’s prodigious struggles over the past two seasons.  It’s been frustrating, painful, and just plain sad to see one of the Sox’ former top prospects look so completely lost at the plate.  I don’t want to discount what he’s done in the field, because it has been immensely valuable, and he’s a supreme talent in center field, but he’s been...
Via Fire Brand AL
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Youth Movement – Largely Disappointing

A year ago the Boston Red Sox had the oldest roster in the major leagues. That season ended with them winning the World Series. Then, they allowed center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to depart in free agency, Stephen Drew went unsigned until June and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signed with the Miami Marlins. Youngsters Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley won starting jobs out of spring training...
Via Baseball News Source
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Jackie Bradley Jr. Failing To Show Offensive Improvement

The Boston Red Sox left the Steel City empty-handed. The Red Sox suffered a three-game sweep against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. The Pirates squeaked out a 3-2 win in Thursday’s series finale, which featured an extremely bizarre play in the ninth inning. Boston now travels to Baltimore for three games against the American League East champion Orioles. Nine games remain...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Boston Red Sox

Following up a World Series title with another championship would be a difficult task for any team. But so many things went right for the Red Sox in 2013 — with several players having seasons unlikely to be repeated — that it was difficult to imagine circumstances being so favorable for them this year. The task was even more daunting with the Orioles and Yankees improving themselves...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Boston Red Sox

Following up a World Series title with another championship would be a difficult task for any team. But so many things went right for the Red Sox in 2013 — with several players having seasons unlikely to be repeated — that it was difficult to imagine circumstances being so favorable for them this year. The task was even more daunting with the Orioles and Yankees improving themselves...
Via Bloguin Best
11 days ago  |  Discuss

As Long As We Are Looking Ahead to 2015

Is Yoenis Cespedes still going to be in Boston in 2015? Will Giancarlo Stanton be here? Jon Lester? What do we make of Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Mookie Betts’ 2015 destinations? These are all questions being asked about 2015, and the answers are less than certain and purely speculative. What is no longer speculative is the schedule for 2015, and the Red Sox will be welcomed as a...
Via Fire Brand AL
13 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Jackie Bradley Jr. ‘Would Get My Vote’ For Gold Glove

BOSTON — Major league managers cannot vote for their own players on the Gold Glove ballot. If they could, however, John Farrell’s center field selection would have taken no thought at all. The Boston Red Sox skipper told reporters Sunday, in no uncertain terms, that Jackie Bradley Jr. is the best in the business when it comes to glovework. “The higher number of balls are going...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. Starts In Center As Red Sox Look To Sweep Blue Jays

Jackie Bradley Jr. will be in the Boston Red Sox lineup for the first time in almost a month on Sunday afternoon when the Sox go for a three-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays. Bradley was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday and was used as a defensive replacement on Saturday night, but Sunday’s start will be his first at the major league level since Aug. 17. Bradley was...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr.’s Return Kick-Starts Red Sox’s Outfield Balancing Act

BOSTON — The final three-plus weeks of the regular season will be a juggling act for Red Sox manager John Farrell. While the Red Sox won’t be booking any playoff reservations this year, their final 22 games still are meaningful in the sense that Boston can use the time to make final assessments on players who could be part of the organization’s 2015 plans. The most fluid situation...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Recall Jackie Bradley Jr., Drake Britton From Triple-A Pawtucket

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s clubhouse is becoming increasingly crowded. The Red Sox recalled outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. and left-handed pitcher Drake Britton from Triple-A Pawtucket before Friday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. The PawSox are in the midst of a best-of-five International League playoff series against the Syracuse Chiefs. They’ll lose two...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley not demoted because of attitude, says Cherington

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington disputed recent reports that the team demoted center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. because of his refusal or unwillingness to make adjustments at the plate. "As far as the question as to whether that was a part of the decision to send him down, I would say absolutely not,'' Cherington said Wednesday night. "The decision to send...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington: Jackie Bradley Jr.’s Demotion Not About Coachability Issues

Jackie Bradley Jr.’s demotion to Triple-A Pawtucket on Aug. 18 wasn’t a product of any coachability issues, according to Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington. Bradley took to Twitter on Wednesday to fire back at a report that stated the outfielder’s “stubbornness with the coaching staff” contributed to his mid-August demotion. Cherington also refuted the report...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. Defends His Work Ethic: ‘Truth Will Reveal Itself’

Jackie Bradley Jr. took to Twitter to defend himself Wednesday. Bradley, who struggled offensively with the Boston Red Sox this season, was sent back to Triple-A Pawtucket on Aug. 18 to work on his approach. A report that surfaced Wednesday suggested Bradley’s attitude also played into the demotion and the outfielder fired back, making it clear he’s not going to stand for such...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley's 'stubbornness' got him sent back to minors

When the Red Sox demoted Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket a couple of weeks back, the move came as a minor surprise. The demotion, however, was not undeserved. Bradley has struggled mightily at the plate in 2014, hitting .216/.288/.290 with one home run while looking overwhelmed by major league pitching in the process. Bradley's offensive struggles factored in greatly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook: Jackie Bradley Jr. Reveals His Sweet Tooth (Video)

Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. is a professional athlete, so he needs to eat healthy during the season to keep in playing shape. During this week’s episode, Bradley told Dining Playbook’s Jenny Johnson that he accomplishes this goal when he cooks at home, with one small exception. “A pint of Ben & Jerry’s Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream,” Bradley said...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

How Many Outfielders Can the Red Sox Use: A Second Look

Back in March, the Boston Red Sox were trying to decide which of their many outfielders were going to make the team. At the time, Grady Sizemore and Jackie Bradley Jr. joined 2013 holdovers Shane Victorino, Daniel Nava, Jonny Gomes, and Mike Carp to form a large cast that needed to find a way onto the 25-man roster. Before the season started, this looked like more depth than many...
Via The Sports Post
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo’s Reported Deal Will Give Red Sox Offseason Flexibility

The Boston Red Sox aren’t wasting any time in retooling for 2015. The Red Sox on Friday reportedly agreed to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with 27-year-old Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo. While the deal crowds Boston’s outfield, it also opens up a world of possibilities for the Red Sox as they gear up for an interesting offseason. The Red Sox faced an outfield logjam...
Via NESN.com
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sports-Glory
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

What The Sox Lose By Demoting Bradley, Jr.

 (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)The demotion of Jackie Bradley, Jr. to AAA Pawtucket was probably the best move for the player and the team. It will allow him to work out his offensive problems without the glare of Boston fans and media. While Mookie Betts is a far better hitter, he is not (as we saw last night) the defensive equivalent of Bradley, Jr. In fact, very few are....
Via FenwayNation
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr., Anthony Ranaudo Make Impact In Pawtucket Win (Video)

The big league team couldn’t get it done Tuesday night, but their minor league team certainly did. The Boston Red Sox took a 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels in the ninth inning of their contest at Fenway park, but the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox delivered a 7-0 beating to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. contributed to the PawSox victory, going 2-for...
Via NESN.com
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts’ Shaky 2014 Creating Unforeseen Change In Perception

BOSTON — First impressions are powerful. But they aren’t everything. Just ask Jackie Bradley Jr., whose .419/.507/.613 slash line over 28 spring training games in 2013 earned him a major league roster spot earlier than the Red Sox anticipated. He has since produced a .210/.286/.300 slash line while striking out 142 times in 149 regular-season games, raising questions about whether...
Via NESN.com
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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
August 19, 2014  |  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...
Via NESN.com
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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