Friday, May 30, 2014

'Break-Out Bogie' On An Offensive Tear For Sox

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
After being branded "a failure" by some in the mainstream media, Xander Bogaerts has been on an offensive juggernaut of late. As Hall-Of-Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons points out, Bogie is fourth in the American League in on-base percentage. As Gammons also points out, the 21-year old Aruba native is still young enough to be in next week's MLB First-Year Player Draft. And, as's Craig Calcaterra reminds us, Xander has gone "11 for 30 (.367) with three doubles, three walks, three RBI and six runs scored" since the dis in John Henry's Boring Broadsheet. The surge also coincides with the Red Sox announcing the re-signing of Stephen Drew. That $10 million could be the team's best motivational program ever.