Video: Prior's battle to join Sox
ESPNBoston.com’s Gordon Edes and Joe McDonald discuss Mark Prior's odds of joining the Red Sox this season and Daniel Bard's chances of joining the bullpen.
McDonald reports that Prior said last week that it was easier getting to the big leagues the first time around. McDonald notes that Prior has put up decent numbers in Triple-A Pawtucket, and thinks that Fenway Park could be in Prior's future, provided he stays healthy.
As for Bard? Joey Mac -- having said since spring training that he should be in the bullpen -- says Bard will be the Red Sox closer by season's end.
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Gordon Edes, who joined ESPNBoston.com in Nov. 2009, has covered MLB for more than 25 years. He spent 12 years covering the Sox for the Globe. Ask a question for his next mailbag. Follow him on Twitter here.
Joe McDonald, a native Rhode Islander, joined ESPNBoston.com as a Bruins and Red Sox reporter in February 2010. He worked at the Providence Journal for 18 years and covered the Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots, PawSox and Providence Bruins. He's a three-time winner of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association's state Sportswriter of the Year for Rhode Island. Follow him on Twitter here.
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