→ Jeff Passan Rips Jackie Bradley Jr.

I think Bradley has been oversold, frankly, as a super-duper-star when the talent is just not quite there for that,” Passan said. “But I think he’s going to be a really good everyday player. I just hope he doesn’t fall victim to the media hype that can ensconce a player in Boston and New York when he arrives to great fanfare as the savior. Jackie Bradley is not the savior. Everyone needs to get that through their head: Jackie Bradley is not the savior. He is not going to turn this team from a 75-win team into an 85-win team.

Ouch. That hurts. I hope that we can point to Passan’s comments in a few years and say he was dead wrong.