Ranking the Red Sox bullpen from least to most trustworthy
The Red Sox have a big opportunity with this series against Minnesota. The Rays and Yankees are playing each other which is the ideal scenario for Boston. If the top two can beat each other up and the Sox can have a good series against the Twins, they can climb back in the race.
They’ll need their bullpen to come up huge as the Twins have been just killing the ball lately. With the 12 blown saves this season the big thing that the Sox need is a real closer. The closer by committee gameplan never plays out the way teams want it to. With the trade deadline rapidly approaching time is running out to acquire one.
The season is far from over for the Red Sox especially with how well they’ve been playing. If the bullpen can keep the team in games as well as close them out when called upon, that third place standing won’t last. If they can get a closer before the trade deadline then this division will get even more interesting.