Saturday, January 19, 2013

Red Sox Prospects Shine At Jimmy Fund Event

Swihart (L), Marrero (R)
General Manager Ben Cherington has often referred to the organization building toward "the next great Red Sox team". This morning, at Jillian's Boston, some of the nucleus of that team was present to greet Jimmy Fund Clinic pediatric patients. The New Stars for Young Stars VIII event brought out the following young Sox stars: Deven Marrero, Blake Swihart, Anthony Ranaudo, Garin Cecchini and Brian
. We had the chance to speak with two of the prospects—SS Marrero and C Swihart. Given the degree of depth at both of their positions, we asked them how they approach their likelihood of getting to The Show. Marrero said, "That's not something you can worry about. You just have to play your game, and have fun." Swihart stated, "You've just got to keep working, prove yourself on the field and hope you're given a chance at some point." We also asked Marrero about the Arizona State connection with Dustin Pedroia. He acknowledged that they've spoken about that "family" connection, and said "it would be pretty cool" to play with his fellow alum some day. All is all, this was a fantastic event for the kids from the Jimmy Fund to interact with kids from the Red Sox organization.