Tim Britton On Adam Jones Show: Bogaerts Can Be Expected To Be One Of AL’s Better Shortstops

February 26, 2014 1:36 PM
Tim Britton On Adam Jones Show: Bogaerts Can Be Expected To Be One Of AL’s Better Shortstops
" BOSTON (CBS) - Although it may not feel like it in bitter-cold Boston, spring training is starting to heat up down in Fort Myers. Last night, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal joined The Adam Jones Show to talk some Red Sox baseball.

They started the segment by talking about Xander Bogaerts and the sky-high expectations that seem to be surrounding him. Britton said that the Sox haven’t done much to temper the expectations for the young infielder, revealing, “John Farrell said that if he were making his Opening Day lineup today, [Bogaerts would] be batting sixth, which is pretty impressive for a guy who’s 21 years old.”

Britton went on to say that he wouldn’t expect a Nomar Garciaparra or Derek Jeter rookie campaign out of him, but, “For him to be one of the better shortstops in the American League is a more than reasonable expectation.”

Then the conversation turned to the leadoff situation, and Britton recommended that the Sox bat Shane Victorino in the first spot over Daniel Nava "

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