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Red Sox Add Jhonny Peralta To AAA Pawtucket Roster

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Red Sox Add Jhonny Peralta To AAA Pawtucket Roster, Will Be In Lineup Tonight At 3rd Base

The Pawtucket Red Sox announced this afternoon that veteran 3rd basemen Jhonny Peralta was added to the AAA roster. Last week, it was announced that the Red Sox signed him to a minor league contract after he was designated for assignment by the ST. Louis Cardinals.

Peralta struggled with this season with the ST. Louis Cardinals only hitting .204 in 54 at bats. This was before the Cardinals officially released him on June 13th. Peralta did spend some time on the disabled list this season due to an upper respiratory illness which did limit his at bats.

This has been a down year for Peralta. But as recently as two years ago, he was an All-Star for the Cardinals. Now at the age of 35, he is being sent to AAA Pawtucket as third base depth for the Boston Red Sox.

What Does Peralta Do For The Red Sox

Jhonny Peralta is the 3rd base depth they have needed behind Pablo Sandoval. This past off season, you lost that when you traded Travis Shaw. What Peralta does is give you someone to compete with Sandoval. Right now, Deven Marrero has been your best option at 3rd base for the Red Sox. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to hit at the major league level. This season, he is only batting .160. Sandoval is batting .212. But unlike Sandoval, Marrero is the best defensive option for the Red Sox.

Jhonny Peralta gives Sandoval that competition at 3rd base from an offensive standpoint. Coming into this season, Sandoval was essentially given the 3rd base job in Boston. But he hasn’t been able to perform consistently for the Red Sox offensively or defensively. What Peralta can do is give Pablo Sandoval that competition for 3rd base. Maybe that will give Sandoval the motivation to play better.

Yes, Jhonny Peralta has struggled offensively this season. He is 35 years old and his best days are clearly behind him, but maybe the Red Sox can get something out of Peralta. There is no reason not to give him a contract to play at the AAA level. It gives them that depth at 3rd base, and you could possibly see him at the major league level if he can start to hit better then he did in ST. Louis.

Evan is a attending Bryant University and joined the Trifecta Network as an Editor in February of 2016 and is a guest on Down to the WIRE Sports Talk.

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Bottom Line: Boston Red Sox Need Stanton

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Boston Red Sox Team President Dave Dombrowski isn’t a great talent evaluator. Throughout his entire career, he has built his success by acquiring proven big league talent. Betting on that changing anytime soon is foolish, so why not make another move for proven talent?

Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins has long been rumored to be on the trade block and Boston is just one of his potential destinations. Reports have stated thought that Stanton would prefer a trade to a team like the Dodgers despite “advisers” pushing for Boston.

The Stanton vs Judge potential is enough to get any baseball fans heart racing. But should Boston present Miami a god offer? Some have balked at the potential of trading any more prospects but let me tell you a very well known secret, Boston’s farm system has been pillaged. Jay Groome and Michael Chavis are considered the best two prospects remaining under Dombrowski.

So any thought of depleting the farm system anymore should be tossed out the window as there isn’t much left there, to begin with. On top of that, the current makeup of the team and the organization is winning now, a strategy that is far from working given the current talent in the lineup. Last season the Red Sox lacked true pop in their lineup after the retirement of David Ortiz. Many at the time sold it as the 2015 Royals who nickeled and dimed their way to a world series title. But when it came down to it the 2017 Boston Red Sox lacked balls.

Boston needs a power bat in the heart of their order. Not just for the home runs from that player, but for the protection they would offer the other hitters in the lineup. If you were a pitcher facing the Red Sox last season almost every hitter in the lineup could be pitched too. The only exception might be Hanley Ramirez, but the BIG HR simply was set up to fail to have to step in for Ortiz with no protection around him.

Stanton would instantly bring in pop, lineup protection, and the much needed “it” factor that will help drive fans to the team. Without this type of move, it is hard to see how next season will be any different.

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Minimum Expectations for the 2018 Red Sox

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Last year, it was Chris Sale; in 2016, the exorbitantly expensive David Price was all the hype. Both of these roundly heralded saviors produced the same underwhelming results. Another short-winded trip to the playoffs; another bummer of a year.

The Red Sox simply cannot afford a third consecutive first-round exit, in the 2018 postseason. And it seems that Dave Dombrowski knows this. In an attempt to prevent car-flipping anarchy in the streets, he fired the overseer of all this recent failure (his direct subordinate) – John Farrell.

Now the Sox will be heading into next season with a newfangled remedy. No, it’s not a hundred-million dollar player. This time around, management has received the upgrade. It’s the newly hired manager, Alex Cora, who will be charged with the burden of resurrecting one of the most venerated franchises in professional sports.

On Monday, Cora was formally introduced to Boston as the new manager (or scapegoat).

Good luck, buddy! You’re gonna need it.  

Should Boston fans really expect an appreciable change to be affected by just one man? After all, this is exactly what we’ve done, to no avail, for the past few years. And if Cora really represents the end-all-be-all solution, what is a realistic accomplishment for him, and his club, in the first season of his tenure?

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Like Looking in the Mirror

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After watching the Houston Astros win the 2017 World Series, Red Sox fans deserve to be upset.

Go ahead and sink into your bed of indignance, for a couple of days, and don’t let anyone stop you, Red Sox Nation. You’re safe there.  

The asseveration has lingered on the tip of Boston’s tongue, ever since the ALDS – “That could have been us!” And it’s true, it could have been the Sox hoisting that trophy, on Wednesday night.

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