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Francona doesn't have spot for Jackson

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08:14 AM ET 09.02 | Conor Jackson has arrived in Boston ... now what? The immediate belief in the aftermath of the 11th-hour trade was that Jackson will compete with Josh Reddick, Darnell McDonald and the injured J.D. Drew for playing time in right field. Leading into Thursday's game against the Yankees, Red Sox right fielders ranked second-to-last in the majors (29th) in OPS at .645. ... "How he's going to be used, I really don't know," [Terry Francona] said. "How extensively, we don't know. Just talking to [Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein], the chance to get a bat that can have an impact, especially against left-handed pitching -- if something were to happen in September, let's say to Mac and we don't have somebody, that's not good."

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September 2, 2011  08:21 AM ET

Better find one!

September 2, 2011  08:28 AM ET

dump darnell

September 2, 2011  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Better find one!

not really

September 2, 2011  08:41 AM ET

Looking at his stats he's not going to be a saviour, just someone to get some playing time here and there down the stretch to give other guys some rest.

September 2, 2011  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Looking at his stats he's not going to be a saviour, just someone to get some playing time here and there down the stretch to give other guys some rest.

True Mongo, but I think he would be a better option than Darnell McDonald at this point.

September 2, 2011  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

True Mongo, but I think he would be a better option than Darnell McDonald at this point.

a corpse would probably be a better option

September 2, 2011  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

a corpse would probably be a better option than Adam Dunn

Agreed.

September 2, 2011  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Agreed.

if this were a few months ago, that may have been clever

September 2, 2011  10:16 AM ET

I think Reddick's BA has dropped about .100 points in the last 2 months alone.

September 2, 2011  10:59 AM ET

Wow, I really, REALLY thought this thread would take off........

September 2, 2011  11:23 AM ET

a slow day doesn't even begin to describe the MLB theads today ...

September 2, 2011  12:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

a slow day doesn't even begin to describe the MLB theads today ...

You're not kidding.

September 2, 2011  01:19 PM ET

If a ballplayer doesn't have a spot because of Darnell McDonald, he should be trying to find a high school that needs a baseball coach.

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September 2, 2011  09:00 PM ET

this is a luxury that only the red sox can have, to a point to say that they don't have any available spot for jackson playing time, this is very clear that this team has alot weapons and enough amunitions to blow any team any time!!

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September 9, 2011  12:27 PM ET

Red Sox , they are grabbing for straws. Spending for nothing.

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