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07:49 AM ET 02.28 | For a team that won a title with a mostly veteran-laden roster, the Red Sox enter the 2014 season with some questions about a newer, younger crop -- which is where Jackie Bradley Jr. enters the conversation. The Opening Day job in center field is almost surely Bradley's, and it's certainly his to lose. Still. Unlike Xander Bogaerts, who demonstrated in October that he is capable of thriving on the biggest stage and against top competition, Bradley still has yet to make his case conclusively. ... [What] if he struggles? Even if that's the case, then the Sox are still likely to commit to Bradley for Opening Day ... unless a viable alternative were to emerge. In this case, the only player in camp who represents that alternative would be Grady Sizemore.

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Jackie Bradley Jr., US Presswire Jackie Bradley Jr., US Presswire
February 28, 2014  07:54 AM ET

Potential Takes You Only So Far, Bro.

February 28, 2014  07:57 AM ET

So many questions......but will there be answers?

February 28, 2014  08:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

answers?

42

February 28, 2014  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

So many questions......but will there be answers?

the thing is,,about if Sizemore becomes healthy and hits 300 avg?then what to do with the rookie Bradley??

February 28, 2014  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

So many questions......but will there be answers?

My question is this:
How the eff does Richie Incognito fit in a Ferrari?

February 28, 2014  08:35 AM ET
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the thing is,,about if Sizemore becomes healthy and hits 300 avg?then what to do with the rookie Bradley??

Sizemore will be a part timer.

February 28, 2014  08:40 AM ET
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42

Douglas Adams wants his quarter.

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February 28, 2014  08:43 AM ET
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I'm rooting for Sizemore, only because I've never seen a man punch a hole in a wall with his nuts.

Now I'm torn. The thought does have it's appeal.

February 28, 2014  08:45 AM ET

Pedroia struggled at the plate through the first half of his rookie season, but the Sox stayed with him.
Let's hope Bradley is the real deal and that the Sox have the patience to let him show he can hit MLB pitching.
We'll probably know by June.

February 28, 2014  08:47 AM ET
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My question is this:How the eff does Richie Incognito fit in a Ferrari?

make it a T top?

February 28, 2014  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

the thing is,,about if Sizemore becomes healthy and hits 300 avg?then what to do with the rookie Bradley??

better yet, what happens to Bradley if Sizemore plays well?

February 28, 2014  08:51 AM ET
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My question is this:How the eff does Richie Incognito fit in a Ferrari?

Shaq fits in a Buick.

February 28, 2014  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Douglas Adams wants his quarter.

<sends fitty cents to the Adams estate>

February 28, 2014  08:53 AM ET

As much as you can in Boston, take the pressure off of him. Bat him 9th this year. Emphasize defense first. And take the "JR" off the back of his jersey. Eliminate the RGIII crap. It is both indulgent and amps the hype.

February 28, 2014  08:59 AM ET
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As much as you can in Boston, take the pressure off of him. Bat him 9th this year. Emphasize defense first. And take the "JR" off the back of his jersey. Eliminate the RGIII crap. It is both indulgent and amps the hype.

Agree. I hate that jr. tack-on. Its bullcrap.

February 28, 2014  09:00 AM ET
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Agree. I hate that jr. tack-on. Its bullcrap.

*It's

February 28, 2014  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

As much as you can in Boston, take the pressure off of him. Bat him 9th this year. Emphasize defense first. And take the "JR" off the back of his jersey. Eliminate the RGIII crap. It is both indulgent and amps the hype.

I'd bat him leadoff. That's what he's use to, and where he would likely be the most comfortable.

February 28, 2014  09:01 AM ET

Not too many good threads these days

 
February 28, 2014  09:01 AM ET
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*It's

too late, we already saw post 16

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