Welcome to another Marathon Monday!
As of this morning, the Red Sox sit at 6-5 and in second place in the AL East. Not a horrible start, but the team still has a lot to prove to a media corps eager to pounce.
Manager John Farrell finds himself in the hot seat after a number questionable decisions early in the season.
I appreciated the thoughtful approach that Evan Drellich took to yesterday’s situation, still placing the blame squarely on Farrell, yet showing there are a lot of behind-the-scenes things that go into making those decisions.
There is also the continued saga of Pablo Sandoval, and what the team’s options with him are at this point.
Nick Cafardo had a very nice tribute to “The Maniacal One” Chuck Waseleski who passed away last Thursday. In typical Nick fashion though, he’s got to take some shots at modern statistical analysis in the process, simply because he can’t understand them.
The Celtics get back to action tomorrow night in their first round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks. They are likely without Avery Bradley for the rest of the series.
All first round games are on Comcast SportsNet:
The release of Dominique Easley last week certainly reflected what a poor selection he ended up being. I do appreciate that once the Patriots determine a guy is not a fit, he’s gone. Yes, they made a terrible decision in drafting him in the first place, but they don’t compound the decision by keeping a terrible draft pick on their roster. Many teams would just keep a guy because he was a first round pick.
He was also the 29th pick overall, not the sixth, like this guy. He was kept around three years, despite doing nothing at all.
Chris Warner will have a few draft pieces coming up in the next 10 days leading into the NFL Draft.