Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Travis Shaw Needs To Have A Major Role On 2016 Sox

It's no longer debatable. Travis Shaw has to be a key player on the 2016 Red Sox roster. Whether he's starting at third, first or left-field—he needs to get as many regular at-bats as possible on a team that has (let's be honest) stunk the last two years. Nobody's job should be safe on a last-place team—except perhaps David Price, David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia. Shaw should be shuttled in to "spell" Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez and Rusney Castillo whenever possible. Yesterday, Shaw had three more hits (sprayed to all fields) and continued his flawless defense at third. It's good that The Panda (in particular) feels the heat—he got two hits and two RBIs yesterday. The kid has got to play.