The acquisition of Eduardo Nunez was not one that caused “we are saved” signs popping up around Fenway Park. Nunez was not that big bat that Red Sox Nation was hoping would show up for the stretch drive, but sometimes wishes come in packages least expected.
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Nunez plays baseball like the game was demolition derby without cars. Every game appears to be a personal us against them challenge and from what I have read in numerous articles what we have seen is standard Nunez operating procedure.
Nunez has supplied sock for the Sox with eight home runs and 27 RBI. Boston lost out on slugger Todd Frazier, who has also hit eight home runs for the Yankees. Nunez hits .100 points higher, can play anywhere, steals bases and is just a nightmare in the clutch for the opposition.
Nunez is on a roll and building up his free agency resume for a projected big payday. That, however, has been put on hold with a minor – if there is such a thing – knee tweak. Nunez is already getting itchy according to what I have read. Good. A nice rest and a desire to bring havoc to the opposition to make up for lost time.
If a position player is going to be the postseason hero I would give the real edge to Nunez.