...Darnell McDonald should have been among our best players last season. All those people who were calling for him to be DFA'd after a couple of weeks must not have watched spring training! And all Lars Anderson did was hit close to .350 a year ago...just what does a guy have to do to win a job in Boston?
Then again, Mike Cameron hit .320+ in back-to-back spring trainings (perhaps the best thing about his time here).
On the pitching side, clearly Josh Beckett's 0.95 spring ERA was a sign of great things to come in 2012. Aaron Cook was not far behind with a 1.88. Thanks to the exploits of 2011 spring training stud John Lackey (1.72 ERA), both had a tough act to follow.
Note that this isn't meant to disparage Jackie Bradley or any other player; JBJ is one exciting kid, and I look forward to watching him in Boston, whenever that happens. But the folks who think the world will end if he's not on the roster on April 1st, or who want to anoint him or any other player the next great thing based on a few spring at-bats or innings, could use just a little perspective.