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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

Red Sox Attempt To Repeat Will Be A Challenge

After winning the 2018 World Series, the Boston Red Sox will be tasked with defending their title in 2019. But going from hunter to hunted in sports is always difficult, and even more so in Major League Baseball. Boston will have some serious challenges to overcome if they want to get themselves back on top of the heap in baseball again in the upcoming season, with these three issues, in particular, poised to make their lives difficult. read more

Red Sox Break 100 Wins and Secure Playoff Berth

The Sox are headed to the playoffs and broke the 100 Win mark- needless to say, these are awesome times for sox fans.

Red Sox Nation has every reason to be super excited as the team surpassed the 100 win level on Wednesday September 12th and this after David Price pitched a gem of a 1-0 victory/

The Red Sox are riding high after securing yet another playoff appearance for the 2018 season…..Rookie manager Alex Cora’s first managerial triumph/

They appropriately clinched the playoff berth on Tuesday September 11, 2018 at home and after moving pre-game ceremonies commemorating the tragedy and the subsequent heroic activities that ensued.

Boston also remembers what it’s like to be hit with a terror attack and much of the response was the 2013 Championship drive;  nobody can forget that year and the message was sent loud and clear…  Don’t Mess With Boston!

These record setting 2018 Red Sox are looking to create new and fresher Red Sox memories as they propel towards another AL East Crown.  They have 9 more games against New York teams…it will be the Yankees and the Mets that will likely decide who gets the Pennant but at least we know when it comes to the all important playoff season we are already in!

Remarkably, few teams can pass the 100 win mark and the last time it happened for the Red Sox the year was 1946 and Ted Williams played in the outfield.  Sadly the Red Sox did not go on to win the Championship that year in a heartbreaking last minute loss to the St.Louis Cardinals. However, this years team finds themselves not only unstoppable but also on pace to win 112 games.

Lots of baseball is left to be played and this impressive 2018 Red Sox squad will need plenty of fan support.  With awesome players to watch like Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez, Xander Bogaerts, Brock Holt, Chris Sale, David Price, Craig Kimbrel, and company,  it also is going to be a ton of fun.

Right Price for the Red Sox

Last season the Red Sox Struggled to fill the huge gap left by Jon Lester going to the Chicago Cubs. Many pitchers tried but Lester’s mastery on the mound has been proven to be irreplaceable.

Entering this post season many in Red Sox nation expected and called for the signing of a big name free agent to balance out the starting rotation. GM Dave Dombrowski responded to this angst by delivering the top free agent pitcher of these winter meetings….. none other than Ace lefty David Price.

This is a major coup because not only does it give the Red Sox one of the most consistent lefties of the past 10 years…. Behind Lester of course…. but it keeps rival teams in the AL East like Champion Toronto Blue Jays, big spenders New York Yankees and competitive Tampa Bay from using the tall lefties wide array of pitching skills against them on a regular basis.

Price also has a spectacular track record and E.R.A. at Fenway Park with a super low earned run average as well as 10 + career wins while only suffering a few losses.

There will be some patching up to do between him and Ortiz as they have had some differences but he will be a welcome addition to a sore Red Sox pitching staff. Imagine Price for 7 innings then Uehara for the 8th, and Kimbrel to close out the 9th. Suddenly things are looking way up for the Red Sox pitching staff.  Good Job and Go Sox.

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