The Boston Red Sox may have won the American League East, but how prepared are they to make a deep postseason run? Here are five questions that have the Red Sox wondering about how far they can truly go.
When the Boston Red Sox traded for Chris Sale, Eduardo Nunez, and brought up Rafael Devers, this is what they were brought here for. To help the Red Sox bring back the World Series trophy back to Boston.
Making the postseason is nothing new for the Red Sox. They have won back-to-back division titles, and have three World Series trophies since 2004. This year’s team is pretty much the polar opposite of the team from last year. Last year, our offense, led by David Ortiz, really carried the team throughout the year. Sure, Rick Porcello took home the Cy Young, but our offense carried this team.
One thing that Dave Dombrowski wanted to shore up was the pitching staff, which was why he gave up a lot to get Sale in the first place. This year, our pitching staff has carried us. With strong years from Chris Sale, Drew Pomeranz and Craig Kimbrel, our pitching really stepped it up this year while our offense took a backseat and a step backward. We need our offense to start to pick up some of the
We need our offense to start to pick up some of the slack and show some of the pop we had in July in August when we acquired Nunez and brought up Devers. With Game 1 of the ALDS against the Houston Astros right around the corner, here are five questions that could determine how far and deep into the postseason the Red Sox could go.