Monday, January 11, 2016

Does Empire Think Sox Success Is Lack Of Height?

(Associated Press Photo)
File this one under: "Searching for baseball things to write about in January". Hey, we get it—we do it, too. Anyway, the Yankee-related blog, "Pinstripe Alley" is theorizing that the secret to Boston's bevy of blue-chip prospects is height—or, more precisely, the lack thereof. Say the blog writers, "the Red Sox have maintained a revolving door of exciting prospects, particularly when it comes to position players. And when it comes to position players, a lot of them seem to have (or lack) one thing in common: height." Of course, aside from the vertically-challenged likes of Dustin Pedroia, Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley, Jr. there's also Xander Bogaerts (6'3")—arguably the best prospect we've developed in years. Anyway, it's always interesting to see what the other side is thinking—even if it's a little silly.