Sox option JBJ, call up Drake Britton

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    Sox option JBJ, call up Drake Britton

    optioned Bradley. Britton called up

    RT : Drake Britton in the clubhouse.

     
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    Re: Sox option JBJ, call up Drake Britton

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe 

    #RedSox optioned Bradley. Britton called up

    Jenny Dell @JennyDellNESN 

    RT @PeteAbe: Drake Britton in the #RedSox clubhouse.



    Kind of surprising. Victorino is still hobbling.  Colon is a tough righty. Bradley could be used. Maybe they are thinking that Workman will be k.o.'d early , and Britton can be the long man.  But with four days off coming up, the whole pen should be available. It could just be that they want Bradley to play during the break. 

     
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    If Britton can drive 111 mph then I hope he has a nasty fastball to get hitters out.  

    Britton is Boston's #12 prospect and is 7-6 with a 3.51 ERA with 80Ks in 97 1/3 IP at AA Portland. 

     
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    Brittons stuff could play up MUCH better in the bullpen.  This kid has late inning reliever potential. All in all the red sox are showing confidence in their depth in Pawtucket and using these kids option years.  Some may see that as jerking a player around but all to often that is a lot of players path into the majors. 

     
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    Re: Sox option JBJ, call up Drake Britton

    Bradley has the lowest OPS, .568, of any position player for the Sox this season.  His situation right now is roughly akin to Iglesias's about a year ago.  Everybody knows he can catch the ball and throw the ball, but we are less sure about his ability to hit the ball--his good stats at AA and AAA notwithstanding. 

    And, as others have noted, the bullpen needs more help than the outfield. 

     

     

     
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    Great to see a manager and GM working together to see what they have on the current 40 to help determine Rule 5 slots for next year.

    I think they know what they have with JBJ, Webster, Wilson, Workman, and we will see Rubby and Britton, perhaps Cecchini, Ranaudo, Bogaerts and possibly Brentz and Vazquez before the season ends.

    Seeing them once and then getting a second visit during the Sept. call-up will give management some idea who needs to be protected.

     
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    Can always use another lefthander out of the pen !!!

     
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    Now with Aveves clearing waivers and off the 40-man roster, we can make another move if need be.

     
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    Now with Aveves clearing waivers and off the 40-man roster, we can make another move if need be.



    Its pretty amazing that Aceves cleared waivers-not a single other team wanted him. Something very strange must have happened in Seattle. I wonder if we will ever find out what it really was. Apparently it was not an injury.

     
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    In response to southpaw777's comment:

     

    Now with Aveves clearing waivers and off the 40-man roster, we can make another move if need be.

     



    Its pretty amazing that Aceves cleared waivers-not a single other team wanted him. Something very strange must have happened in Seattle. I wonder if we will ever find out what it really was. Apparently it was not an injury.

     




    My guess is that he refused to go back out there and pitch another inning.  Just one more chapter in his saga.

     
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