Leadership Seems To Be The Biggest Need For 2017 Red Sox

With forty eight hours left for major league baseball teams to make a deal the biggest need  for the 2017 Red Sox is leadership. Since David Ortiz retired last season no player has taken the role as team leader.                                                                                                                                                                                                                This years Red Sox are a team surrounded by turmoil. The center of the turmoil is starter David Price. Price has fallen out of favor with the fans and media. Price has had two verbal incidents with Sox color man Dennis Eckersley and also a Red Sox beat writer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Price has since then gone on the ten day DL for shoulder stiffness. Price don’t forget missed all of spring training and the first two months of the season due to shoulder issues.                                                                                                                                                          Incidents like these have sparked outrage from Boston fans who want Price shipped out of town as soon as possible. Price’s behavior has caused controversy in the Red Sox clubhouse.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     With the trade dealine Monday Prices name has come up in several trade talks. Price is in his second year of a three year deal where hev has an option to opt out after three years.                                                                                                                                                    Many Red Sox insiders feel that this is the route Price is taking. He’s on his second stint on the DL and many speculate that he his preparing to opt out after next year.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 In another gray area for the Red Sox this year has been manager John Farrell. Since the Price incident Farrell has not addressed  the issue. He has let the tension escalate which as resulted in the Red Sox falling out of first place.                                                                                                                                                                           With two months left the Red Sox desperately need leadership. Veteran Red Sox infielder Dustin Pedroia has volunteered to take over the role . Pedroia is the Red Sox elder statesman with eleven years of service.                                                                                                                                                                                          With the Yankees and Devil Rays red hot the Red Sox need to find ways to keep winning. Earlier in the month the Red Sox released free agent bust Pablo Sandoval.                                                                                                                                                                                      No matter what happens between now and October leadership is the main need this year n

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