McAdam: Bradley, Jr. won't replace Ortiz initially
Mon, 11 Mar 2013|
Sean McAdam says the Red Sox don't want to start Jackie Bradley, Jr.'s free agent clock too early
-- -- in our inside access and checking with CS NNE dot com Red Sox insiders on McCadam with -- absent in Fort Myers. And -- on this isn't exactly unexpected but how can. Concerning shouldn't be they didn't our team. Is still hurting from an injury he sustained last July up a little bit different. Yeah or I guess that's bit of the silver lining experience along here try to is that it is the structure of the Phillies and in the original injury which side -- an impact in July but still. The fact that -- some months later he. Not ready to go about how troubling is going on 37 year old. And that seems to. Admitted that triggered one million dollar contract -- There's so much -- -- -- on opening day and his availability or lack thereof for -- or to try to -- big picture. That's working hard to do to -- maybe that won't be -- Paul Byrd but the important thing is ready for the other five and a half months. -- Burke stuck hey I'm happy little band that it that battle but confident for the -- after and plot lines and that's all other. Bob -- really like to see Jackie Bradley junior stay with the big club but that's not -- you seem to think we'll stay in filling in in the absence of David Ortiz who do you think bookkeeper -- Well -- couple options they tourney very could use Ryan -- our way at the primary DH he gives them a little pop from the right side. And over the last couple of years he's the guy they turn to in the short term Ortiz and unavailable fact that when you -- me at least a few. Two years ago Ortiz went down with -- injury in August so that's one option and others to make Jonny Gomes the ballpark and the -- at least part time DH. But then that's. Create another open in the outfield and not -- Jackie Bradley junior. They're they're important that is very reflective it. And that was impressive that he did that Freddy certainly has been that. That they don't want -- sport deep in here and first of all moved from. An economic standpoint they look like not to have his free agents walked -- said. The very. Out hit me. It wouldn't surprise that in -- Bradley got it all pretty quickly into the into the season but not part.