Poll: What Should the Red Sox Do About Right Field?

Our new poll is up and we’re asking you to make the call about the Red Sox right field situation. The J.D. Drew/Mike Cameron platoon hasn’t produced much on the offensive side and Josh Reddick has been on fire at the plate since being recalled from Pawrucket. When Carl Crawford returns to the lineup, should Reddick take over everyday duties in right, pushing J.D. Drew to the bench? Certainly, at some point, Reddick’s insane .414/.457/.690 triple slash will regress. His BABIP is .423 and were only looking at a sample size of 35 plate appearances. He was hitting only .230/.333/.508 at triple-A.

The other option would be to explore a trade. Carlos Beltran will likely be available as well as some smaller names like Michael Cuddyer and Kosuke Fukudome. Of course, this option involves the Sox dipping into their farm system.

What do the Sox do about right field? Cast your vote in the poll section of the sidebar.


Results for the last poll: If Fire Brand offered an app for iPhone and Android phones, would you download/purchase it?

Yes, but only if it was free 60%

I don’t own a smart phone 14%

No, not interested 10%

Yes, no matter what! 8%

Possibly 8%

The best things in life are free, right? The majority of Fire Brand readers like the idea of a Fire Brand app, but don’t want to pay for it. Interestingly, 14% of you don’t own an smart phone. I’m right there with ya. 10% of you are not interested. That’s only because you don’t have a smart phone, right? 8% want the app, even if they have to watch John Lackey video for 24 hrs to get it and 8% of the voters didn’t want to commit either way.

Thanks for the input!

Categories: Boston Red Sox J.D. Drew Josh Reddick Mike Cameron

Charlie first started writing about baseball back in 2008 when he opened Fantasy Baseball 365. Since graduating college with a degree in English, he has spent time coaching baseball as well as working in several minor league front offices. He also writes for The Outside Corner and contributes to Project Prospect and ESPN's Sweet Spot. Writer from August 3, 2010 - May 6, 2012

5 Responses to “Poll: What Should the Red Sox Do About Right Field?” Subscribe

  1. @jdotcole June 28, 2011 at 3:56 PM #

    More than anything, I'd like to see the Red Sox looking to deal with the Dodgers, RE: Andre Ethier, but now that the Dodgers are in bankruptcy, I'm not sure how possible that is. Andre Ethier is in the last year of a two-year deal with the Dodgers — why he only signed a two-year deal with the second-most storied franchise in baseball is beyond me, but perhaps he had a bad feeling about the future or he just wanted to allow himself a chance to actually win a World Series in the future of his career.

    In either case, Ethier is apparently good friends with our favorite second baseman — Dustin Pedroia. (If I'm not mistaken, they actually life down the street from each other in Arizona in the offseason.) If that's truly the case, perhaps Ethier coming to play in Fenway isn't all that much of a reach — either in a post-ASG trade with the Dodgers (and looking to resign for the future) or in the offseason while he's shopping for a new contract.

    In any case, that's my dream pick-up to fill RF on a daily basis. Absent that, give the job to Josh Reddick when Crawford comes back.

    • darryljohnston June 28, 2011 at 6:09 PM #

      Interesting about Andre Ethier in Boston. I still think JD Drew will come around and I'm not getting pulled into this Jed Lowrie-like honeymoon period from Josh Reddick. I like the kid but I the the public is overvaluing his 30 ABs. He's a good prospect — a little impatient, but with good contact rates and above-average power and speed. I would love to see him finally adjust to the big leagues and sustain his gains.

  2. darryljohnston June 28, 2011 at 6:11 PM #

    good point about his defense.

  3. Brian June 29, 2011 at 12:07 PM #

    Im not sure adding another lefthanded bat to the Sox lineup is the best idea either.


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