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McAdam: Red Sox First-half Report Card – Much improvement needed

If these were, say, homework assignments or term papers rather than report cards, let's just say that the Red Sox would be getting a lot of "See me'' comments written in red ink.

Assessing the work of the roster and the brain trust through 90 games:


Mitch Moreland: Moreland has been sidelined long enough to almost make it easy to forget how much he contributed over the first two months. He singlehandedly won a few games in the early going and delivered run production if not much in the way of batting average and was leading the team in homers when he was placed on the IL with a calf strain. B

Steve Pearce: The start of his season was delayed by one injury and the last few weeks have been interrupted by back issues. In between, Pearce was a massive disappointment, delivering just five extra-base hits in 99 plate appearances and a .503 OPS. His .300 slugging percent against LHP is mystifying. F