With negotiations between the owners and players reportedly continuing to go poorly, it's feeling more and more likely that there will be no 2020 campaign. The repercussions of this will be felt throughout the league, but one Red Sox player in particular would be affected the most by the cancellation of the season.
Throughout his six years with the Red Sox, Jackie Bradley Jr. has been the definition of a streaky hitter. He goes through extreme slumps, but is often able to bounce back and string together a good hitting streak. Red Sox fans will never forget his 29-game hitting streak in 2016.
Overall, though, the lows have been more common than the highs at the plate for JBJ. He holds a career batting average of .236. He has always relied on his outstanding fielding to keep him in the Red Sox lineup.
At 30 and being set for free agency in 2021, Bradley's days with the Red Sox could be numbered.
The veteran is currently on a one-year, $11 million contract. It's unlikely the Sox would re-sign him at a similar rate in the offseason. Another team would likely show him that kind of money instead.
This season felt like it was going to be a big one for Bradley. With the departure of Mookie Betts, the Sox would have depended on him heavily in 2020. If there's no baseball this year, though, he won't suit up for a team until he's 31. And all signs are pointing to him leaving Boston.
The future is very much uncertain for Bradley. Whenever baseball does return, he'll have a lot to prove.