playmaker8267 Posted May 25, 2018 Share Posted May 25, 2018 Hanley's gone. They're saying it was a baseball decision, but I'm guessing it's more about the 2019 $22M option that was probably going to vest. Hanley was hitting .254 / .313 / .395 / .708 with 6 HR and 7 2B in 195 PA with a 0.4 BB/K rate. Not great. He was struggling, but if the Red Sox were looking to get rid of dead weight offensively, it would have been Jackie Bradley Jr. (.174/.268/.261/.528, 2 HR, 6 2B, 0.28 BB/K in 157 PA) getting the ax. Other options were DFAing Brock Holt, optioning JBJ to Pawtucket, and trading Blake Swihart. All I know is that that $22M needs to be going to either locking up Craig Kimbrel (likely) or signing Mookie to an extension this offseason (less likely). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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