Former Red Sox outfielder Fred Lynn played spectacular defense at Fenway Park from 1974-80. The four-time Gold Glover knows defense, and joined Cole Wright on SportsDesk to talk about the Red Sox’ revamped defense.
Lynn understands that every play counts, and Red Sox players need to catch every ball they can to win games.
“All these little kind of things add up,” Lynn said. “You don’t see them in the box score.”
Jacoby Ellsbury will play left field and Mike Cameron will play center for the Sox in 2010. Lynn likes Cameron in center field, but realizes the veteran outfielder has a lot to learn about playing center in Fenway Park.
“There’s so many factors that come into play in center,” Lynn said. “There’s just a ton of things to think about when you play center there.”
Lynn likes Ellsbury in left as well, and feels the 26-year-old should make a smooth transition to his new position.
“It should be a lot easier for him,” Lynn said. “He’ll have the opportunity to throw out a number of guys at the plate.”
Check out what else Lynn had to say about Boston’s improved defense below.
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