We’re into late June now, and the Sox are eight games back from the AL East-leading Toronto Blue Jays and struggling with inconsistency. While the pitching remains pretty good, the bats have looked rough, as they have all year. As we’re beginning to see, major changes are being made to the lineup in an effort to turn the season around.
However, some less-confident fans believe that the season may already be over, and that it would be in Boston’s best interest to “blow up” the roster and begin building for the future. Essentially, the idea would be to give up on this year, get rid of some older players we won’t be seeing next season, and bring up young prospects such as Mookie Betts to give them a shot in the MLB spotlight.
Right now is a tough time for the Red Sox big men, and it appears that they believe that the Red Sox could make a run at the wild card, or even the division title. After all, stranger things have happened. Remember the Sox of ’04?… 10.5 games back as late as August 15th, and that didn’t stop them.
In the midst of all of this discussion, it seems like this upcoming series against the Yankees will play a very large role in determining what the Sox will and will not do. So, here’s the question: is it too early to give up on this team?
Let us know what you think in the poll below, and give us a reason why in the comments.
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