Writing this on a rainy Thursday before a scheduled doubleheader with the Tampa Bays. This week I noticed a lot of questions about Xander Bogaerts and his future at shortstop.
As I answer in one of the questions, I think his future is at third base, while I could see Will Middlebrooks as a left fielder.
The Red Sox have a great luxury to have very good infield positional players, including Bogaerts, Middlebrooks, Garin Cecchini, Deven Marrero, and Mookie Betts to consider over the next couple of years. Dustin Pedroia is here for several years, so Betts likely needs a position change in the next year, while tough decisions are going to have to be made on the rest of them.
Marrero is the best fielder at shortstop. Cecchini has defensive issues and we’re not sure if Bogaerts is the long-term shortstop or best suited for third, first or the outfield.
But, we also have to deal with the here and now.
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