Thursday, September 10, 2015

Latest Sox Run Should Not Mask Crappy Overall Season

The Wolf Inspects The Damage
Everyone in The Nation is justifiably excited about the recent run by the 2015 Carmine Hose—especially the hopeful signs from the youthful core of Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley, Jr., Blake Swihart and Eduardo Rodriguez. However, even after winning 14 of their last 21, the Red Sox are on pace for just 77 wins. That's eight games under .500. That's just six more wins than last year—and only eight more wins than was delivered by Bobby Valentine in 2012. So, to paraphrase (and heavily censor) Pulp Fiction's Warner "The Wolf" Winston: "Let's not get too excited just yet". A lousy year is a lousy year. Period. We can all feel legitimately excited about next year—but as for this year—it was another stinker in a lengthening line of stinkers. Dave Dombrowski: take note.