Lou Merloni on Blake Swihart, Red Sox: ‘They gave up on the kid’

April 17, 2019 - 4:48 pm

Blake Swihart was designated for assignment on Tuesday and Lou Merloni reacted to the move for a second day on OMF Wednesday afternoon.

“I think there’s more there. I think they’ve screwed him,” Merloni said of Swihart and the Red Sox. “I don’t think they’ve helped him from day one of this kid as far as developing him into anything. I think they gave up on him. I don’t think they trusted him and I think there’s more there … I just think they gave up on the kid too soon.”

Ordway and Merloni also pointed out the Red Sox pitchers have better batting stats than the catchers on the team.