Video: Three swings with Nomar
ESPN analyst and former Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra takes three swings on the Sox with Tim Kurkjian. Here’s a snapshot of the talking points ... watch the video above for a full recap:
* Nomar’s first-half Red Sox MVP: Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz
* Biggest question mark for the second half: With so many key players on the DL, this one’s a no brainer -- health.
* How are the Red Sox where they are considering all of their injuries? In a nutshell, it’s in large part due to starting pitching and consistent performances from Adrian Beltre and J.D. Drew.
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