Boston’s hunt for a third baseman has been well documented, and was actually getting a little bit sad as one option after another was taken away from them. The team finally resorted to calling up exciting prospect Rafael Devers to fill the position after only nine games spent in AAA ball.
While Devers more than acquitted himself in the minors, flying through the system and leaving great results behind at each level, he’s only 20 years old and could use some support at the position while he acclimates to the show.
The Sox reportedly hoped to platoon Devers in his first stretch in the majors, and right now his platoon is — uh — Deven Marrero. So things could be better with that plan, is what I’m saying.
Nu?ez wouldn’t be a major upgrade at third if he was taking over completely. He’s a reasonable addition to make if the Sox don’t want to send Devers back down, yet also don’t have enough in the kitty to land the best options for that side of the field on the market right now. With this, everybody wins.
It’s Bour that’s the questionable pick, given the fact that he’s nowhere near one of the biggest power threats at his own position, let alone in the league. It feels like he was picked to give the hometown Miami fans another person to root for, which — as our Travis Sarandos noted on Twitter — is a little ridiculous considering Marlins fans already have a dinger-hitting god to represent them in the contest.
But in a year where the Brewers may end up going into the All-Star break in MLB Jerseys Wholesale first place, it would be nice to see them get a little more recognition than having a relief pitcher as their Miami Dolphins Cheap Jerseys only representative during the All-Star festivities.