Your 2020 Red Sox starting line-up
Apr 13, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; A view of the scoreboard before opening ceremonies at Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox home opener against the Washington Nationals. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
Armstrong Custer stood a better chance at Little Big Horn than the Red Sox do of making the playoffs for 2015, so what does the future present? And by future – not 2016, but the Red Sox starting line-up for opening day of 2020. Pure fantasy.
Gone are the ponderous contracts of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez. Gone is the current ownership that has been replaced by Abigail Johnson, who purchased the team for what would be coffee money.
Gone are a few familiar names from 2015 who are playing elsewhere – traded or let go via free agency, such as All-Star shortstop Xander Bogaerts, sold off before his agent, Scott Boras, could tap into Fidelity billions. Jackie Bradley is roaming the outfield in the National League and grabbing Gold Gloves. Christian Vasquez is tossing runners out at a 50% clip – but not in Boston.
So now a look at that starting line-up.