Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Farrell: Either Betts Or Bradley, Jr.‚—Not Both

Bradley, Jr. And Betts: One Or The Other
In 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 one or the other." Hello! As we have stated here before, next year will require some basic decisions by the front office on the plethora of outfielders available. Whatever the final composition of that outfield (perhaps even including Giancarlo Stanton), it clearly won't include both Betts and Bradley. That much, at least, has been decided.