“What do to with Jackie Bradley?” The solution is so painfully obvious that the single fact this question was still being asked shows not all is well in the baseball subsidiary of Fenway Sports Group.
Bradley has clearly been the most productive player of the spring, if not the most-exciting to watch. Managers in 2013 aren’t concerned with 2019. In this case, the chance of Farrell managing the Red Sox in 2019 is about the same as mine. Therefore, if one wants to win know and he gives you the best chance of winning now you play him now.
Just ask 1975 American League MVP and Rookie of the Year Fred Lynn. Coming up early didn’t bother him one bit. It will be easy enough to hide Bradley for 12 days during the course of the season should that become a concern. It’s vital for the Red Sox to have a strong start this season or what’s left of interest in this team will melt with the snow cover in May.
Anyone who hit over .400 in the spring is worth giving a shot to help make that happen.