As the great Peter Gammons pointed out, since the Drew signing was announced, Xander Bogaerts is hitting .390 with a 1.042 OPS. That tells me two things: nothing motivates like the threat of being replaced, and Xander Bogaerts is the motherf%^king man. The X is exhibiting more and more of the brilliance we saw flashes of during the 2013 playoffs. And, like Chad Finn, I can’t wait to see what kind of numbers he puts up as the weather gets warmer.

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