Red Sox Designate Darnell McDonald For Assignment

The Red Sox have designated outfielder Darnell McDonald for assignment, according to Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com (via Twitter).  The move allows Boston to make room for Josh Beckett's activation.


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48 Comments on "Red Sox Designate Darnell McDonald For Assignment"


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johnsilver
3 years 7 days ago

NICE!! 2 and a half years late, but better late than never as they say.

Now if someone will offer a 1 legged cripple in return? Boston won’t have to see this less than AAAA guy ever again!

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Karkat
3 years 7 days ago

 Finally! Oh my goodness this is the best day ever.

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Slopeboy
3 years 7 days ago

Ha! The moment I read the headline, I thought of you and how happy you’d be. Can’t think of anyone who’s been banging on this guy more than you. With his departure, that leaves you with George, Manny and just a handful as whipping boys.

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johnsilver
3 years 6 days ago

” With his departure, that leaves you with George, Manny and just a handful as whipping boys.”

Gotta’ have the old and reliable stand byes ya know. Those 2 will be immortal.

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PWNdroia
3 years 6 days ago

 I know, right?  It’s been long overdue.

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Casey McMahon
3 years 7 days ago

About time. Good riddance!

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NickinIthaca
3 years 7 days ago

What in the world are riddens?

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$1529282
3 years 7 days ago

I believe that’s the Scandinavian spelling of the English word “riddance.” It’s used frequently when commenters really want to show off their linguistic prowess.

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chris_synan1
3 years 7 days ago

best day of my life

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rickjimbo
3 years 7 days ago

I know that feel, this is a great step in the right direction

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$1529282
3 years 7 days ago

Lot of hate for a fourth outfielder who hit .252/.323/.413 and played solid defense at three positions for parts of three seasons. Stay classy, Internet commenters.

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Dynasty22
3 years 7 days ago

 Yeah, I never got why RS Nation hated him so much.

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Karkat
3 years 7 days ago

I used to have a list of about 4 or 5 games last season that Darnell McDonald single-handedly lost the Red Sox with miscues.

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Dynasty22
3 years 7 days ago

 But the good outweighed the bad, wouldn’t you say?

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Karkat
3 years 7 days ago

 Under no circumstances would I say that

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$1529282
3 years 7 days ago

Did Darnell McDonald play all nine positions and pitch all nine innings that game? Because I’ve been watching baseball since I can remember and I don’t recall one instance of a player “single-handedly” losing a game that was impacted by anywhere from 9 to 17 of his teammates, plus the manager, umpires, etc.

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Karkat
3 years 7 days ago

I guess those games were also Francona’s fault for continuing to play Darnell McDonald, yeah.

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Joseph Jonathan Herrera
3 years 7 days ago

In all fairness, the majority of those at bats were two years ago.  For most of the past two seasons he’s been pretty bad.  If he had speed I would say keep him, but like most posters here to me this is long overdue.  I wish him well, seemed like a good team guy, just didn’t produce consistently enough, prototypical AAAA guy.

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johnsilver
3 years 7 days ago

 There was nothing solid about mcDonald’s defense. He was very adept at playing singles into XBH however and baserunning miscues as a PR.

This is the last of Francona’s “pets” gone, other than Pedey, who is valuable.. Hall is long gone.

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Karkat
3 years 7 days ago

 ^this, basically.

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ugotrpk3113
3 years 7 days ago

I’d invite you to watch a game or two. You’d understand after.

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notsureifsrs
3 years 7 days ago

right, no one wanted him gone in 2010 when he played well. but half a good year filling in for an injured starter doesn’t earn you 2 years of leeway

since 2010, that line has been: .228/.305/.390 with unimpressive (though not awful) defense & baserunning

that on top of his consistent failure to perform in situations most fans care about most (negative WPA and clutch figures) is very reasonable grounds for the frustration seen here

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MaineSox
3 years 6 days ago

Appeared to be a great guy and a good teammate, just too bad he wasn’t better at baseball I guess.

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soxin10
3 years 7 days ago

Darnell is far from a HOF player, but why all the hate?  Ever see him not try as hard as he could, not do whatever asked of him, including pitching? I give you that his skills are diminishing both because of age and his lack of playing time, but to hate just for the sake of it…

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ugotrpk3113
3 years 7 days ago

You clearly don’t watch the games.

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Ptk123
3 years 7 days ago

You should give him some of your participation ribbons!

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iCracked
3 years 7 days ago

 If I played baseball for the red sox, I would try as hard as I could too, and pitch if they asked me.

Unfortunately that is not enough to keep a AAA outfielder or me on a big-league roster.