Friday, November 6, 2020

The Golden Sox Project (Jackie Bradley Jr.)

Yesterday I highlighted a small TCDB trade with a guy name John. Even though the cards I previously showed off were great in their own way, the key card from the proposal was this latest addition to my Golden Sox Project:

Jackie is hands down the best defensive outfielder I've ever seen play for the Red Sox. Offensively, he has a reputation of being very hot or cold. When he's hot, he's the kind of player that can carry the team. A perfect example of this was the 2018 postseason. Bradley won the ALCS MVP award despite only having 3 hits that series. Each of those hits however were big hits that helped the Red Sox defeat the Astros in 3 different games:

  • Game 2: Go-ahead bases clearing double
  • Game 3: Grand slam that turned a small late game lead into a blow-out.
  • Game 4: Go-ahead 2-run home run

I don't see the Red Sox spending much this off-season, but I hope they find a way to bring Jackie back. The incredible catches he makes are worth watching games for alone!

Jackie Bradley Jr. is the 7th card acquired for this project, leaving me with 24 cards remaining!


  1. Very nice card! I would miss JBJ if the Sox let him go. But maybe his bat comes alive in another lineup. If he were a middle infielder I don't think as many fans would mind that he's streaky at the plate.

  2. Didn't realize Bradley had such a great glove. That's the thing about not being able to see a lot of games live and relying primarily on box scores, you don't really get to see the whole pictures. But if they A's and Padres are both contenders next season, maybe I'll finally sign up for

  3. Yep, I'll miss him if he goes for sure! Great card, hope you can finish this project would love to see them all together in one post!