Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Las Vegas Bookies 'Rodney Dangerfield' Red Sox As 3rd Best 2019 AL Team

The same bunch of guys who guaranteed an Alabama win the other night are projecting your 2019 Red Sox as the third-best team in the American League. You might recall that the 2018 edition of The Carmine Hose (essentially unchanged for 2019) won 108 regular-season games and the World Series. No matter to the odd-makers in Vegas (specifically Caesars Palace), who see the Houston Astros topping the league in wins (97.5), followed by The Bronx Embalmers (96.5) and the Red Sox (95.5). So, according to these rocket scientists, Boston will regress by 12.5 wins. Not bloody likely. Assuming they get Craig Kimbrel back (and he has figured out why he was delivering cardiac saves in the post-season), Boston will basically field the same roster that blew through MLB last year. So, you can take all this with a grain of salt—and place that salt in the same drawer as your Tua Tagovailoa MVP t-shirt.