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Thursday, 11 June 2015 20:54

Xander Bogaerts Being Undervalued?

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There is no other way to explain it other than Xander Bogaerts is getting screwed over by his boss, and that night be an understatement.

First, let’s set the table with this topic. Bogaerts is hitting .296/.341/.398.  On top of that, he has  21 RBI and 13 extra base hits. This guy has been raking all season long. So now the question…

WHY IS THIS GUY NOT BATTING HIGHER IN ORDER?

He has not hit higher than fifth more than a handful of times this season and every time he has, the Red Sox lineup was better for it. To make matters worse, Mike Napoli and Pablo Sandoval are still hitting above him. They are hitting .204 and .241 respectively. That’s absurd!

This is something that leads back to John Farrell. Without getting into that can of worms, is this guy making the right decisions with Bogaerts? He moved him to 3B last season in favor of Stephen Drew, hindering X’s development. There’s one mistake. Now, the second mistake, is not getting him his at bats. This team is in last place. Why not let him hit fifth (at least) every night. He could hit as high as second, which is now occupied by Brock Holt.

Brock Holt is batting .305 but has 68 fewer at bats then Xander and eight less RBIs. On top of that this team’s future is with Xander, not Brock Holt. 

This team is spiraling out of control and is destined to finish in last for the third time in four seasons. This team looks scared at the plate. It’s time to settle in for a long summer and only tuning in to watch a select few players (Bogaerts, Mookie Betts, Eduardo Rodriguez and Blake Swihart).

 

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Jared Scali

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I am the host of Red Sox Beat podcast and the Bruins Beat Team manager here at CLNS. Previously I was a sports braadcaster and writer for WUNH Sports.

I also am a producer/co-host at ESPN NH Radio and producer at WGIR AM Radio in New Hampshire. You can also hear me Sunday mornings 12-6 am on Rock 101 here in Manchester, NH. 

I am a 2014 graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Communication.

I am an aspiring sports radio host looking for a place to talk sports with the everyday, blue-collar fan. I am a graduate of the class of 2014 at the University of New Hampshire and have lived in the Boston area my whole life. I've grown up with these teams, and like you,

I have interned with 98.5 the Sports Hub, ESPN Radio and CSNNE.

I live and die by their success and failures. I'm a basketball enthusiast and a die-hard Celtics green-teamer.

I will state my opinon when asked for it and I love back and forth conversations with other fans. I'm excited to be a part of the CLNS experience and bring fans anything and everything sport.  

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