Monday, June 02, 2014

What A Difference Ten Days Makes

Funny how a seven game winning streak can change your perspective on the 2014 Boston Red Sox:
By the fourth inning of Sunday afternoon’s game, the Red Sox had No. 70, Garin Cecchini, batting third, and No. 68, Alex Hassan, batting sixth — both players making their major league debuts. The Sox also had a rookie in center, a rookie at short, Brock Holt at first, and Jonathan Herrera at second.

Fort Myers in March?

No. Fenway Park in June. And with Jon Lester dominating from the mound, the Green Sox played near perfect baseball in a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Ten days ago, one of Shank's complaints about the team was a lack of input from the minor league system. Now, it's a feature!

Also, from that article - plenty of reasons were thrown around as to why the Red Sox weren't good, but you'd be hard pressed to find any commensurate analysis or opinion from Shank in today's column about why this team has 'suddenly' rebounded.

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