Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE
Today's edition includes articles on the World Baseball Classic's impact on Xander Bogaerts' future position, Allen Webster, and the weakened state of Boston's sports media.
Team Netherlands' roster features three shortstops with supreme talent. This could potentially cause Red Sox top prospect Xander Bogaerts to play third during the WBC, and the Red Sox are cognizant of this. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com)
Pawtucket will finally receive an infusion of youth in its starting rotation this season. Something that has gone astray over the years, especially last. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)
Here are two articles that caused stirs in the baseball world yesterday:
- Alan Siegal discusses the current, weakened, awful, spoiled state of sports media in Boston. (Alan Siegal; Boston Magazine)
- An economist conferred reasons for the Rays to stay in Tampa Bay to a columnist. He's a paid consultant for MLB. (Craig Calcaterra; Hardball Talk)