He's 31 years old, and who knows how long he'll hold up. Should Grady Sizemore be Boston's Opening Day centerfielder?
The Red Sox have said that the job is Jackie Bradley's to lose. But has he lost it? Bradley Jr. hasn't come close to the form that wowed so many during spring training in 2013.
"I just don't know what Jackie Bradley is supposed to be," Kirk Minihane said on Early Edition. "I know he had a good spring training last year, but I never looked at him like a cant-miss. He's not in Bogaerts class. SO you wait another year. From the Red Sox perspective you can send him back down again at some point for another year of service which they love to do. How old is Bradley? [23 years old.] And he's a bust already?"
Gary Tanguay thinks the Red Sox expected more from him at this point, but the way he's been playing he can't be on this team right now.
Tanguay doesn't think the Red Sox ever thought Sizemore would actually win the battle in center field, but it hasn't worked out that way. Sizemore elicited multiple wows on Monday afternoon alone. He made a handful of brilliant plays in center and hit the ball hard to all fields.