Friday, August 26, 2016
As Final Month Approaches, Red Sox Glass Is 'Half-Full'
an uncharacteristically rosy view of this year's team. Basically, we predicted they'd nab the 'Second Wild Card'. Specifically, here's how we put it: "In spite of all these concerns, we project an 86-88 win campaign—which should (just barely) squeak them into the second AL Wild Card spot. The Blue Jays' sick line-up should propel them to another AL East crown, so it's slim pickings for the rest of the division. Boston should be at least a smidgen better than Tampa, Baltimore and The Evil Ones—so we've got a shot at the post-season. Don't expect a juggernaut, or a repeat of the 2013 Miracle. Be content with a talented, competitive and (mostly) young team. Hey, it beats last place." Not a bad prognostication for a bunch of amateurs!