Brian MacPherson @brianmacp 15m
Farrell: Demotion of JBJ had been "talked about for a while now." Red Sox want to see shorter swing, better two-strike approach.
I was wondering if they would do this. JBjr is never going to improve if he doesn't make significant adjustments to his swing and approach. He was not making any changes in the majors. He needs to spend his time working on that without thinking about results. I don't know what made him decide to bail out for power. I remember the story about how when he was young he wouldn't take a swing in an at bat until he had 2 strikes, so he would learn how to hit with two strikes. He's completely gone away from his approach that made him successful.
Also, if Betts is a consideration for next years roster we need to see him play everyday and see where he is.