In the midst of Tuesday night’s 13 inning loss to the Seattle Mariners, it was confirmed that the Boston Red Sox had acquired third baseman/utility man Eduardo Nunez from the San Francisco Giants. If this deal had been done a week ago, I don’t think anyone would have batted an eye. The reaction from the fans would’ve been, “Oh, a third baseman that can hit the ball. Cool.” Instead, this move has led to a lot of confusion among Red Sox fans.
Regardless of what Nunez was brought here to do, he needs to provide a spark offensively when he’s put in the lineup. If this team continues to skid, and the players, fans, media, and management all continue to turn on each other, we may be watching another second half collapse resulting in the Sox being left on the outside looking in for the 3rd time in 4 years when October comes around. Yes, it’s absolutely idiotic that I even have to mention this when it’s not even August, but all I’ve seen over the last 3 or 4 days is bad vibes and everyone looking for someone/something else to blame. On the bright side, the additions of Devers and Nunez should provide the team with some much needed offensive production. If the guys around them can start to heat up, perhaps the Sox can save this season from becoming a 195 million dollar lost cause.