Tuesday, March 01, 2005
A boring spring training works for me
In more good news, Wade Miller says the he'll be ready for opening day. Things just keep getting better and better this year.
Right field - Right field was a weak spot for the Sox in '04. With Trot Nixon hurt for the bulk of the year the Sox were forced to rely mainly on Gabe Kapler. This year right field should be the biggest improved area for the Red Sox. A full year of Nixon and the offense that he is capable of beats the hell out of Gabe Kapler and whoever else the Sox could throw out there. Kapler put up .272/.311/.390 numbers over 290 at bats. In the 149 at bats that Nixon managed to get he had a .315/.377/.510 line, similar to his breakout 2003 year. Numbers like that coming from the sixth spot in the line up will be a big boost to the team.