The Boston Red Sox are entertaining trading Jackie Bradley Jr. despite what management has said. No General Manager or Manager of any kind would admit to offering up a player as part of a trade strategy. I for one think it is a mistake to put JBJ on the block. This team needs strength up the middle and we all know how Jackie can save runs with his defense. The reality is that the Sox must find a slugger who can win games with one swing of the bat, but giving up Bradley for that bat is not the answer. Would the Cubs be a willing trading partner with the Red Sox and trade Kyle Scwharber straight up for Bradley Jr? The Cubs would win that trade.
Thinking that Hanley Ramirez is going to have a better year at the plate is foolish. Hanley may start out strong but will eventually revert back to his pouty self when things do not go his way. Where do the Sox turn for the power? Free agent Eric Hosmer would fit the need to fill the first base position in place of Mitch Moreland. His clubhouse leadership cannot be underestimated and Alex Cora could use all the help he can during his first year tenure of Red Sox manager.