Five bold predictions for the Boston Red Sox this season along with an explanation on why they may be feasible even if they seem unlikely.
Spring training is officially underway for the Boston Red Sox, shifting our focus from offseason mode to looking ahead at the 2019 season. That provides us with an opportunity to make some predictions.
Not just any predictions – bold predictions! The goal here is to think a bit more outside the box to discuss scenarios that may seem unlikely yet remain grounded in reality.
There’s nothing bold about saying Mookie Betts will be an All-Star this year. It would be a massive disappointment if the reigning MVP wasn’t selected to the AL squad! Claiming Blake Swihart will join him on the All-Star team would be too bold, as there’s no rational reason to support his case. That’s not a knock on Swihart but rather an acknowledgment that he’ll enter the season as a third-string catcher who occasionally sees time in a utility role. Barring injury or trade clearing a path for him, Swihart won’t receive enough playing time to be in consideration.
A good bold prediction is something that won’t necessarily come true but at the end of the season you can look back and understand the logic behind it.