Joe touched on a lot of topics when he met with the media yesterday. My favorite part might have been his explanation of the center field situation and what he planned to do to address it with the 2 candidates to start there:
“I’ll sit down and talk to Jacoby. Talk to him, sit down and talk to Gardy, and decide what we’re going to do.”
Good on Joe for staying PC and fair to Gardner, the incumbent starter, but I think we all know how those 2 conversations are going to play out.
- With Ellsbury: "Ellsy, you're going to play center field."
- With Gardner: "Gardy, Ellsy is making $153 million. You're making about 4 and change. Who do you think is playing center field?"
And there you have it. Starting center fielder issue resolved.
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