2022 Red Sox Outlook
Things are looking pretty damn good for the Red Sox coming off of the 2021 season. A year that many had written off before spring training even ended became one that many of us aren’t likely to forget. A dominant first half, a stressful second chapter, and a playoff run that inspired countless numbers of fans. What a ride!
So, now it’s time to turn things over to 2022 and being to work toward another Commissoner’s Trophy. When the ALCS came to it’s conclusion it was clear that the tank was finally empty. A grind to end the regular season took it’s toll when the World Series was within reach. Some help for the rotation, and extra quality reliever or two, and some strong defenders could all change that.
It wasn’t one catostrophic thing that sunk Boston against the Astros but several tiny mistakes, a death by 1000 cuts. White-hot bats suddenly going ice-cold. A lights-out bullpen that began to leave the lights on for opposing hitters. And defense that had been questionable all season long completely cracked and crumbled.
Again, this team wasn;t supposed to be good, they surely weren’t supposed to knock off the Yankees, Rays, and come within two games of eliminating the Astros. Things are well ahead of schedule in Boston and that’s more than encouraging. If Chaim Bloom has the full support of FSG, and it appears that he does, I expect him to finish the offseason strong and field the best team he possibly can going into 2022.