Monday, August 22, 2016

POLL: Majority Want Encarnacion To Replace Papi At DH

Very early voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll suggests that most readers (55%) prefer that Edwin Encarnacion take over for David Ortiz next year at DH for the Red Sox. As the chart shows, Encarnacion's teammate Jose Bautista is the second choice (17%), while "somebody" not on the list of five reported Boston targets comes in third (14%). Former Red Sox first-baseman Mike Napoli finishes fourth in the running (10%), with current Oriole slugger Mark Trumbo next at 5%. At this stage, no one has yet voted for Carlos Beltran. It's unclear if the signing of free-agent Encarnacion will be affected by today's rumor of a battery lawsuit that has been filed against him by a woman. You can still vote in this poll HERE.