Why The Red Sox Should Consider Trading Jackie Bradley

So far after nine games of the 2018 MLB season rookie manager Alex Cora has the Red Sox off to an impressive 8-1 start. The 8-1 record is the best start in franchise history.With the early success, there are reasons for concern. Five_ year veteran Jackie Bradley Jr continues to struggle at the plate. Bradley who is known for acrobatic catches is off to a slow start at the plate with a weak 118 average.In this post, we’ll discuss three reasons why the team should consider trading Bradley.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Why The Red Sox Should Consider Trading Jackie Bradley Jr.


 Still, only 28 years old Bradley continues to struggle at the plate Bradley is hitting an embarrassing 118 with no home runs and no runs batted in. With the early Red Sox success, Bradley is going to have to step it up offensively or he’ll continue to put pressure on the other batters in the lineup At 28 years old Bradley still has plenty of upsides. Despite having the reputation of being a weak hitter Bradley could still bring some value in a trade. With a depleted farm system, it is time to start to think of trading Jackie Bradley.
The Harper Watch;
 With one week already in the books for the 2018 season rumours have started to surface in Boston of the Red Sox pursuing potential free agent Bryce Harper. Harper who’s spent his entire career has a National becomes a free agent after the 2018 season Harper has a career 155 home runs and an impressive 510 slugging percentage and a 310.Harper’s power and swing would be tailor_ made for Fenway Park.  With a talented outfield, the Red Sox could move Mookie Betts back to center field and platoon JD Martinez and Andrew Benintendi in left. Harper’s current salary is 13 million per year. Pursuing Harper would be at least five years and 20 million per season.
  Lack of Prospects;

  When General Manager Dave Dombrowski was hired five years ago, he’s made some shrewd trades that have brought Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel to Boston. By, acquiring Sale and Kimbrel the Red Sox farm system has paid the price. By trading Bradley this could be one way of retooling the system

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