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The Red Seat Podcast: Looking at early season performances

In this episode of the show Jake and Keaton take a look at the good and the bad at the plate, in the field, and on the mound.

Boston Red Sox v. New York Yankees Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Welcome back to another edition of “The Red Seat Podcast” part of the Over The Monster family of podcasts. On this Tuesday morning edition of the show Keaton and I are checking in with how the Red Sox players, both hitters and pitchers, have performed in the early season.

We start off the show by giving some news updates on Eduardo Rodriguez and Jonathan Lucroy and by assessing where the Red Sox stand as a team after 10 games played. Following that we dive right into looking at positive and negative performances on the offensive side of the ball including:

  • How worried are we about J.D. Martinez and his reliance on film?
  • Who are we the most worried about out of Jose Peraza, Michael Chavis, and Andrew Benintendi?
  • Where does Christian Vazquez rank among the best catchers in the game?
  • Praise of Xander Bogaerts!
  • Can JBJ prevent prolonged cold streaks?

We then move onto the pitching side and discuss who has pitched well, including:

  • Phillips Valdez’s early season success.
  • Nathan Eovaldi’s great start.
  • Martin Perez’s encouraging second start.
  • Successful outings from both Heath Hembree and Marcus Walden.

We then wrap up the show with your listener questions.

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