Red Sox

McAdam: Andrew Cashner merely the latest in a series of bad decisions for Red Sox

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It should go without saying that very little has gone according to plan for the Red Sox in 2019.

They thought their rotation would carry them; instead, it's been their albatross.

They believed their bullpen was adequate; it's been consistently below league average.

They brought back World Series stars Steve Pearce and Nathan Eovaldi; both players have missed extensive time with injuries and haven't contributed much when healthy.

The list goes on and on.

Call it what you will: poor evaluations, bad judgment, or just bad luck. But time after time, the Red Sox have been done in by their decision-making process.

And now, that characterization extends toward their lone in-season acquisition.