The 2020 Boston Red Sox season preview and predicted record.
After three long months of waiting, after all of the offseason drama, after firing Dave Dombrowski and hiring Chaim Bloom, after trading Mookie Betts and David Price and receiving Alex Verdugo in return, signing Kevin Pillar, and everything in between, the Boston Red Sox are back. With the 2020 Major League Baseball season starting this week, it’s time for me to write the article I’ve been waiting to write all spring and summer.
Yes, with Red Sox getting ready to play their first regular season game since last September when they open up a series against the Baltimore Orioles this Friday at Fenway Park, I can finally write a season preview article and share my thoughts on how I think this weird, truncated season will play out for the Red Sox.
As we all know, instead of the usual 162-game marathon, this season will be a 60-game sprint crammed into just barely over two months. Since nobody, including players and fans, has seen anything like this before, we have no idea how the season will play out and how the shortened schedule will affect the product on the field. As such, please keep in mind that whatever I predict here will be affected by the reduced number of games as well.
I’m going to break things down and look at the batting, fielding, and pitching (starting rotation and bullpen) separately in order to avoid confusing things. Without further ado, let’s begin.