Friday, January 18, 2019

Red Sox Bullpen Woes Compounded By Continued Absence Of Carson Smith

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Just when you thought the Red Sox bullpen situation couldn't get any worse, we find out today that right-handed reliever Carson Smith will not be ready for the start of the 2019 season. Hey, what else is new with this guy? Smith underwent surgery on his shoulder last June—and now the "hope" is that he might start throwing "sometime" during Spring Training. Are you kidding? Boston is already losing the "arms race" in the 'pen versus The Evil Ones, now it's even worse. Dave Dombrowski has got to drop this fake chess match with Craig Kimbrel's agent and sign the closer to a one-year deal—allowing him to re-test free agency next off-season. Do it, DD!