A 2016 Boston Red Sox Wish List

5. A Clown Suit For The First Base Coach

It was just reported today that Ruben Amaro would be the Sox’ first base coach next year. Yes, that Ruben Amaro. I thought I was being punked.

I thought that Twitter had forgotten that April Fool’s Day was six months away. Apparently not. Well, if this truly is the case, then I’d like Amaro to have to wear an assortment of clown suits while in the first base coach’s box. You know, for comedic effect!

Then, every time he makes a coaching gaffe out there, it will be totally acceptable for the Fenway Faithful to bombard him with half-rotten tomatoes.

2 Responses

  1. Kurt Strack

    A wish list without Sonny Gray?!
    I agree with a lot of that. load the bullpen with as much proven talent you can find, i have loved the idea of Zimmerman, i do not think Grienke in Boston is a good idea for him. I think Shaw should be the utility corner infield spot though, he was a great story but i can’t imagine Dave Dombrowski giving him first base for 2016 after such a smal sample size with how incredibly hot he was for like 3 weeks. Zimmerman and Porcello in my mind would work off of one another with those sinkers and 2 seamers, maybe help each other out. Aslo get big Schil there in the spring and teach those guys that nasty splitter, like he did with pap.

    • Gabriel D. Bogart

      First of all, thanks for sending a well-thought-out, logical comment. I shy away from Gray for two quick reasons. 1.) After all the backlash Billy Beane has endured from the Donaldson trade and the overall dismantling of the team, I doubt he’d pull the trigger on a trade for Gray. Which leads me to reason 2.) If he did agree to trade Gray, I think Hazen would be forced to empty a boatload of prospects and maybe a major league ready player. That, I don’t want to do. Gray is fantastic, though.


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