Gasper: Take 'bubble wrap' off Middlebrooks

Gasper: Take 'bubble wrap' off Middlebrooks
May 25, 2012, 1:04 am
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Chris Gasper joined Sports Tonight to look at where the Sox are at after a 20-day stretch of games.
Gasper was confused about management's decisions regarding rookie Will Middlebrooks.
"The one thing I don't understand is why it seems like Ben Cherington and guys in baseball ops are so against playing Middlebrooks in the outfield."
He believes Middlebrooks should be in the outfield, not high-paid first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.
"If you're going to put your 154 million first baseman, who is widely regarded as the slowest baserunner in all of baseball, in right field instead versus that kid, who was a tremendous athlete and is a tremendous athlete, tell me which guy is better suited athletically to covering ground? Take the bubble wrap off the rookie."