Friday, May 20, 2016
Gypsy Queen Trade and a Random Piersall
1. Xander Bogaerts. Bogaerts has begun to emerge as the best shortstop in the American League. He is flashing a bit more power this year and won the Silver Slugger last year. He has also been better defensively.
2. David Ortiz. Ortiz has continued his own hot streak. He had a huge game against the Yankees last week, tying the game in the ninth and winning it in the 11th.
3. Blake Swihart. Swihart was called back up today, to play left field while Brock Holt is injured.
4. Carson Smith. Unfortunately, Smith finally made it back from injury, only to be hurt once again.
5. Jimmy Piersall. Piersall is one of the all-time characters in Red Sox history. He was also a very good player, and an excellent defensive outfielder.