Although it was a small sample size, didn't JBJ struggle offensively possibly because pitchers
adjusted to his weaknesses? How can they just hand him the position until he shows that he can hit major league pitching. They should have gone after Granderson and give JBJ more time to develop hoping that he would be the starter when Shane's contract is up. The Sox did nothing to make up for the loss of JE. BC said it's difficult to replace JE's skills but we can do it by finding a player with more power. Their only chance now to replace JE is to make a trade either now or during the season. Right now the Sox offensively are not as good as they were last year. No one is asking them to repeat as champs. But at least put a team out there offensively that will able to score a lot of runs. With JBJ in center, ZB at short, and Middy at third it appears as if 2014 mqy be a bridge year and that ain't good enough for the prices they charge and the budget they have to work with. Oh yes, we are thrilled they were champs, but don't rest on your laurels. Put a team out their that will compete for the playoffs.