Did you see Dustin Pedroia being out for the season? No? Well you should have:
Does this really surprise anyone, though? Pedroia is arguably the team's best player and the Red Sox are fighting for third place right now. They weren't going to throw Pedroia out there in September to try and rack in a few more wins in a season that has been an uphill climb since the getgo. It just isn't worth risking more injury to one of the best second basemen in baseball.
So, sure, this is "news" but it's news like, "Yuniesky Betancourt had a bad season" news -- you saw it coming from a mile away.
At this point in the season, the Red Sox need to just let Pedroia get healthy for 2011 and see if Bill Hall/Jed Lowrie/Yamaico Navarro/Scrub No. 4 can pick up the slack in the meantime.
If Pedroia's season is over, his final line of the year looks like so:
|2010 - Dustin Pedroia||75||302||53||87||24||1||12||41||37||38||9||1||.288||.367||.493|
A solid season, for sure, but not what Red Sox fans are used to out of the 2008 American League MVP.
Now, if I know Dustin Pedroia, he'll go into the offseason like a jackrabbit on speed and come out on fire in 2011. Check that: Pedroia is a jackrabbit on speed every season.