Red Sox: Four good things that happened for Boston during 2020

Alex Verdugo of the Boston Red Sox reacts to hitting a solo home run. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
Alex Verdugo of the Boston Red Sox reacts to hitting a solo home run. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /
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BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 13: A general view as the sun sets during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays on August 13, 2020 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The 2020 season had been postponed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images) /

2020 wasn’t all negative for the Boston Red Sox

This year has felt like one long slog that was never going to end. I think we can all agree that 2020 will go down as one of the worst years in history. There really wasn’t much positivity in the air and that includes the Boston Red Sox. A team that won it all just two years ago would finish near the bottom of the barrel, barely escaping a dead-last finish.

The thing is, there were some bright spots for this club during the year even though they were well overshadowed by the negatives. We saw Chaim Bloom implore a bargain based tactic of signing players that saw its successes and failures, but proved it could work if applied correctly. Some of Boston’s top prospects finally got the call to the big leagues and they stepped up to the occasion big-time showing they were ready for the limelight.

Then as the calendar flipped to the final months of the year the announcement was made that the team would be bringing back their former manager in Alex Cora. A man on a redemption tour of sorts ready to prove that any wrongdoings were in his past and that he can salvage a team that should be at the top of the standings, and not the bottom.

For most of 2020, we were left questioning everything the organization was doing whether it be on the field or in the front office, they didn’t give us much confidence in their competence. But we’re here today to look at those few things that can give us a least a glimmer of hope as the calendar turns to a new year and we begin this journey all over again in 2021.