An addendum to all the Red Sox related posts recently. Who is Jeff Bianchi? Who the F cares?! But I found his plight interesting. No one else did, most assuredly.
Not that I care about the player specifically. But I found that what went on with him within the Red Sox organization seemed to just kind of sum up this season so far, in a nutshell.
Anyway, here is an e-mail I wrote to a group of Sox fan friends on 6/12/15. Didn’t think it was worthy of a post back then, but now? Still probably not…but what the hell? It read as follows…and has been edited slightly for clarity’s sake:
Raise your hand if you knew we had some guy Jeff Bianchi on the roster?
End of e-mail…but not actually the end! This note is from 6/12. On 6/13, Bianchi got in the game when Fat Panda got hurt and got 2 at-bats, including one in the 11th inning with Mike Napoli still on the bench and down a run. Napoli being a stiff this year has already been noted in my recent posts, as well as John Farrell’s poor decision to let Bianchi hit in this particular spot, despite having 1 at-bat in like 3 weeks. Amazingly enough, in order to have a better shot to tie the game, common sense would indicate that Napoli would have been the better choice there.Then on 6/14, Bianchi cleaned up for Xander Bogaerts at SS in a blowout, no at-bats.
Posted on June 25, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged Boston Red Sox, Carlos Peguero, Jeff Bianchi, John Farrell, journeyman, Mike Napoli, MLB, Xander Bogaerts. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.