12 years of playing in Boston have formed the view of
Dustin Pedroia that teams are almost always judged every day as “whale
s--” or “the greatest of all time”. Dustin says that it is rarely ever
However, the Red Sox are disproving the second baseman’s theory this
Just past the quarter mark in the season, Red Sox are 23-21, which is
half a game closer to first position in the American League East than
they are to last. The Red Sox have scored just 13 more runs that they
have allowed. Boston has not won more than 2 games consecutively since
the 4-game run in April 15 to 18, but haven’t lost over 3 straight sets
either. Boston currently ranks roughly in the middle of the AL pack in
slugging percentage and runs, but are dead last when it comes to home
runs. Every 5 days, they send the league’s best pitcher to the mound.
However, in between Chris Sale’s starts, there is nothing approximating
the must-see viewing provided over the past 14 years by David Ortiz the
retired franchise icon. Get
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Boston have been irritatingly mediocre. While they have hardly lost a
cause their collection of young stars and $197 million payroll were
supposed to make them the class of Al East. Instead, the team is
struggling along in desperate need of something to kick them into gear.
Bearing that in mind, here are 3 ways to transform the Boston Red Sox
into the team they should be or at least make them more flattering to a
market that yawns at .500 records and water-treading.