Tuesday, April 20, 2010
During the past week or so I have been plagued by tremndous headaches. After seeing the doctor twice, and then being redirected to the dentist it has been decided that my wisdom teeth are responsible for these headaches. I however disagree, I think it has been the horrific play of my beloved Red Sox. With injuries to both Mike Cameron and Jacoby Ellsbury the Sox outfield has been stretched remarkably thin. Just today it has been discovered that Cameron has been diagnosed with an abdominal tear and has been placed on the DL. This will actually help the Sox as they have called up outfielder Josh Reddick from the minors. This will be a huge help as utitility man Bill Hall has been playing center in the absence of Ellsbury and Cameron. While Hall has played in the outfield in the past, he is primarily an infielder. It showed the other day, as he misplayed a ball off the wall in the Sox loss to the Rays. While Reddick's defense will surely be an improvement, the Red Sox cannot expect much in the form of offensive production. Reddick is hitting a lowly .179 in AAA. Another giant headache for the Red Sox has been what to do with David Ortiz. The once feared slugger seems to be washed up. Manager Terry Francona has stuck with Ortiz through his slow start, but when will that stop? The Red Sox have plenty of problems. Many of which can be worked out internally. They hope to begin to right the ship tonight as they take on the Texas Rangers at home tonight at 7:10.