NOW Is The Time For Dustin Pedroia To Retire

If you are any bit of a diehard Red Sox fan, you can’t help but have a soft spot for Dustin Pedroia. Pedroia has been battling back for almost a full season from a knee injury. But, Pedroia is now going back to the injured list.

I may be in the minority here, but I think it is time for Dustin Pedroia to retire.

He Has Three World Series Rings

The winning a World Series card has already been played. Dustin Pedroia has been a part of the 2007, 2013, and 2018 World Series winning teams. It is not like Pedroia is still searching for his first World Series ring. He has been a winner before, which includes winning an MVP award in 2008. There is nothing left that he can win to make his career more impressive than it already is on paper.

You Have Michael Chavis In The Minor Leagues

Obviously, Michael Chavis is an option to replace Pedroia. According to the tweet above, Alex Cora thinks Chavis needs just a little bit more work before he is Major League ready. But, he is another option if you want to get some more youth in the lineup.

Pedroia Is In And Out Of The Lineup

He has played in 9 games in the past 2 seasons. He played 3 games in 2018 before getting knee surgery. He has played only 6 games this season before getting irritation in the knee again. It is hard to still hold out hope for Pedroia, considering that he can’t stay healthy.

In Conclusion

I love Pedroia, but his better days are behind him. He is still very good at second base, but he can’t stay healthy. Ride off into the sunset and call it a career Dustin. Thanks for the memories, but it is time to move on!

-Alan Nahigian (@BigAl2793)

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