Monday, October 21, 2013

Morales Should Be Off Sox World Series Roster

Lefty Needs To Sit Out World Series
As the Red Sox face a Wednesday decision on their World Series roster, they should make at least one obvious move. After Saturday night's meltdown by Franklin Morlaes (a walk and a two-run single), he should be dropped. There are a number of choices to add to the roster: John McDonald (of Providence College fame) could provide infield back-up—particularly if Stephen Drew continues his abysmal offensive funk. Or, Ryan Lavarnway could provide a right-handed bat off the bench and serve as an emergency catcher. Even Jackie Bradley, Jr. would be an interesting alternative. On the pitching side, either Matt Thornton (I know, I know) or Drake Britton would be better alternatives to the no-command Morales.