- By Belch
So we are officially over the fifty game mark for the Red Sox and the outcome isn’t what some people would call “spectacular.”
The Red Sox ink a slew of young, hard-working talent and every analyst and fan wants to jump on the bandwagon and say they need to change something? Who says that the goal is to win right now? We stocked our prospect pool so that the far future is secure, and the people we have in place are build for the near future. Other than Big Papi, this team isn’t built for right now.
Rick Porcello, Justin Masterson, Joe Kelly, Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez, Blake Swihart, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, Wade Miley, and Eduardo Rodriguez. These players make up more than half of a batting order, five spots of a six-man rotation, and five new pairs of cleats on the grass. Did every Boston fan just decide that they were going to come in and gel immediately? Who are they to say that?
Give Hanley some time to figure out left field.
Give Pablo some time to warm up to playing in the American League.
Give Mookie a chance to show that he can heat up.
Give Swihart the time to show that there is a reason that he is the team’s top prospect.
Give Rick Porcello time to warm up to his new family and new life in Boston.
Give poor Joe Kelly one damn second to figure out his fastball (he’s only 26 years old for god’s sake).
Give Justin Masterson some time to recover from an injury.
Bottom line, give this team some time. They deserve it.