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Spring Training Done, Can The Sox Repeat?

Last year was undoubtedly a dream season for the Red Sox. After leading the AL East pretty much April through September they impressively rolled through the playoffs beating strong teams, ultimately winning the World Series Championship against LA. Red Sox Nation was rejoicing all season long.

Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez put up career years and both made a strong run for MVP with Mookie Betts deservedly getting the award. All indications and opinions have said that these two fearsome hitters have shown up to spring training with even better attitudes. Their focus is now on repeating; a feat that hasn’t happened for a while in baseball.

Manager Alex Cora has wisely invited many Red Sox living legends like David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez, Jason Varitek, and yes Dustin Pedroia (still active) to be around the young flourishing team as mentors and veteran leadership. The old guys have all been remarking how down to earth the team is in focusing on repeating and not merely resting on their laurels!

And it’s not only Betts and Martinez; Benintendi, Bradley ,Pearce, Devers, and Bogaerts are returning too, all looking to contribute even more to the long-term success of the Red Sox team! Spring training at beautiful JetBlue Park has been mostly experimental with Alex Cora shuffling lineups and trying different combos. read more

Sox Are Red Hot and Sporting The Best Record In Baseball

The Boston Red Sox are currently 66-29 and in first place of the always tough AL East by three and a half games. The Sox are riding an amazing ten game winning streak and looking to continue to be the team with the best record in baseball!

The Midsummer Classic takes place next Tuesday and matches the American League vs. the National League in this Nation’s Capital of Washington D.C.

Five Red Sox players have secured spots on the honorable AL All-Star squad…..Mookie Betts, Mitch Moreland, J.D. Martinez, Chris Sale, and Closer Craig Kimbrel.

Unfortunately Andrew Benintendi missed out on the final vote for a last minute injury addition.

J.D. Martinez needs to be especially mentioned as in last night’s victory he hammered his 28th HR so far this season in a towering shot over Fenway’s fabled Green Monster!

It was a sight to behold as no other Red Sox player has had so many HR’s at this point in the season…ever!

The Red Sox have struggled to overcome a void at power hitter since David Ortiz retired.

While he can never top Ortiz’s stature as a player, hitter, and leader (unless he gets 3 or more championships) he is finally a pickup player that is lighting up the stat sheet on a regular basis and more importantly it’s translating into wins.

J.D. Martinez is batting .329 with 28 Homeruns and 77 RBI’s.

It’s been a sight simply amazing to witness  and there is still another half of baseball left for this season.

If the Red Sox can continue this winning pace they could easily finish the season with 110 wins.

Manager Alex Cora has been spectacular in organizing this mostly young group of players into a winning ball club in only his first season.

The Red Sox are the best team in MLB!

Let’s enjoy it for all that it is worth, as this season looks to be one that is going to be very special.

So, let’s  hope it leads to a Red Sox Championship.

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