Yoda wrote:Bay has been better than expected but what he does the next few weeks will be the key.
One could also say the same thing about Manny, but I don't think he'll pull a Nomar or Arod in the postseason. If his head is in the game he'll do his best to get the Dodgers past the Cubbies. It's the rest of the team that needs to step up around him. If I were a Cub pitcher I'd just give Manny first base just to be safe.
I think Bay will be fine but the Sox will be lacking some of their power to knock him in (Lowell and Drew) or pitchers to keep them in games (Beckett). What he does or doesn't do might not reflect why the Sox don't proceed to the next round.