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Fenway Nation Nov 22, 2017
POLL: Majority Of Readers Want Martinez/Santana As Top Move

POLL: Majority Of Readers Want Martinez/Santana As Top Move

Further voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that a majority of readers (52%) now think the dual free-agency acquisitions of J. D. Martinez and Carlos Sanatana should be the top priority for Dave Dombrowski. As the chart shows, 27% now believe that getting Martinez and Eric Hosmer should be the one thing 'DD' needs to do, followed distantly by a trade for Giancarlo Stanton (13%), getting another starting pitcher (3%), getting a second-base fill-in for the injured Dustin Pedroia (1%) and standing pat with the 2017 roster (1%). Just 4% want some other action by Dombrowski not listed in...
Fenway Nation Nov 22, 2017
Tabby's Ian Kinsler May Be Red Sox Option For 2B

Tabby's Ian Kinsler May Be Red Sox Option For 2B

()So far, the early-season second-base replacements for the injured Dustin Pedroia have included: Brock Holt, Marco Hernandez, Tzu-Wei Lin, Deven Marrero—and the newly signed Mexican Pacific League player Esteban Quiroz. Not exactly the "Murder's Row" of keystone options. Now, according to The Boston Herald's Jason Mastrodonato, a bolder choice would be a trade for veteran Detroit second-sacker Ian Kinsler. In fact. given the horrific track record of the Red Sox "medical" staff (Drs. Howard, Fine and Howard), Pedroia's projected return from knee surgery will likely be later than the...
Fenway Nation Nov 20, 2017
Blake Swihart May Be A 2018 Option At Second Base

Blake Swihart May Be A 2018 Option At Second Base

()According to Hall Of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons, some Red Sox officials want to see if Blake Swihart can play second base in 2018—while Dustin Pedroia is on the mend. Swihart just returned from playing multiple positions in the Dominican Winter League (1B, C, DH), but could be called upon to use his versatility at the keystone position as needed. Swihart's promising Red Sox career was temporarily derailed in 2016—ironically while he was playing out of position in LF at Fenway. He is still a solid hitter (he batted .407 in the Dominican), so he could prove a very valuable piece...

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