Friday, August 26, 2016

Which Story Will Break First: Papelbon Or Benintendi?

Two stories that have serious implications for the 2016 Red Sox seem to be hanging in limbo this morning. Long after his '24-hour' decision window, Jonathan Papelbon has still not decided which new team he will choose—if any. And, with 'inconclusive' results from Andrew Benintendi's first MRI, he's in Boston today for 'further' testing—making the eventual outcome scarier by the minute. Given the team's relative "Cone Of Silence" on these issues, Red Sox fans are left biting their nails on two critical fronts: the fate of their bullpen and the health of their exciting young rookie phenom. Get Maxwell Smart on the horn.