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Red Sox: Around the Bases

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Hats Off to Cherington

With the Red Sox clinching the AL East, there are so many good stories – on and off the field. But want to take a minute for a shout out to GM Ben Cherington.

Talk about a man with a plan – and a plan that worked.

He built a worst to first division winner – says Cherington, “This team was a lot about the sum of the parts, the whole, instead of any individual.”

Cherington not only reshaped the team for this season – but looks like he built a foundation for the long term.

American League Wild Card

Would like to see the Indians hold on for a wild card spot.

Cleveland manager Terry Francona has done a great job turning his team around.

Plus the Indians – should they win the one game wild card crapshoot – would not only be an easier match-up for the Red Sox than the Rays or Rangers, but a much more interesting one.

And Tito’s return to Boston for the playoffs would be cool.

While we are discussing the wild card – think the Rays would be a better match-up than the Rangers for the Red Sox in the ALDS. But also feel both would be tough teams to face.

Ellsbury Likely to Return

It appears Jacoby Ellsbury is getting closer to returning to the field from his foot injury.

Ellsbury did baseball activities today and manager John Farrell said he hopes to see Ellsbury play on the coming road trip.

That should help Ellsbury get tuned up for the post-season – and give Boston a good idea on whether he will be ready to go for the playoffs.

Farm System Report

Red Sox farm teams finishing tied with the Cubs in tenth place in organizational standings among major league teams, based on their overall domestic minor league winning percentage. The Red Sox system had a .504 winning percentage – same as last year.

Boston had one farm team – Salem in the Carolina League – win a championship. The Astros finished number one overall – so maybe there’s some light at the end of the tunnel for Houston.

Henry Owens has been named the team’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year and second baseman Mookie Betts has been named Minor League Offensive Player of the Year.

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Written by Albie Jarvis

September 21, 2013 at 10:42 pm

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  1. Are you going to post about the offseason. If you need some help, let me know. I can write, am opinionated about the Sox and wouldnt mind emailing them to you so you could post them.

    Sean B

    November 22, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    • Thanks for your note. I am going to start up writing again. Appreciate your comment!

      Albie Jarvis

      January 19, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    • Hi Sean – Been starting to post regularly – if you have a guest post you want to submit – please send it to me. I appreciate your support of the blog!!

      Albie Jarvis

      March 15, 2014 at 9:24 pm

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