Jack Healey Commentary August 1st, 2017

The trade deadline came and went and the Yankees getting Sonny Gray from Oakland is huge. The big thing for me is that Gray is signed for the next two years.

The Red Sox made out OK with the acquisition of Addison Reed. He is a free agent at the end of the season, but he helps solidify the back end of the bullpen in the short term. The Red Sox bullpen has the third best ERA in the American League, but to me it doesn’t pass the eye test.Reed is an upgrade. Right now the Yankees are better than the Red Sox if they weren’t already.

I think the talk of David Price going to the DL to avoid what could’ve been a hostile crowd is complete hogwash!

The Red Sox are in a pennant race and they need him.

Players don’t make it to the major leagues by avoiding tough situations. They aren’t made up that way.

On Sunday Adrian Beltre picked up his 3000th career hit and I congratulate him because it is a tremendous accomplishment. It’s  funny how everybody says he’s a lock for the Hall of Fame yet he’s on the 2003 PED list which is the same list that David Ortiz is on. Pudge Rodriguez who was inducted into the Hall of Fame Sunday and Roberto Alomar who is in the Hall of Fame and Pedro Martinez who is in the Hall of Fame are all on that same PED 2003 list. The list was never supposed to be made public yet Ortiz’s name along with a few others on the list were outed. I get the DH argument with Ortiz, but the link to the list is just unfair. The list was merely a sample to see if there would be official testing in the future.

It’s ridiculous when people say that Ortiz is getting a free pass. It’s just the opposite.

Jonny Gomes who was doing the color on NESN for the Red Sox over the weekend didn’t do a bad job, but I just can’t get by his monotone. His monotone would go well on NPR.

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