The Red Sox were full of surprises in 2021
This season is one I don’t think many in Red Sox Nation will forget anytime soon as the team delivered more than we ever expected. From the top of the standings to a point where the Playoffs seemed out of reach. 2021 brought us some great moments, frustrating outcomes, and plenty of stories that we’ll be telling for years to come.
We don’t have an idea of when the lockout is going to end so there’s only so much looking forward we can do. As much as I’d love to talk about free agency and the trade market, the baseball world is colder than Maine in January thanks to the work stoppage. With the future on hold, there’s no better time than now to look at the past.
So, as we come to the end of 2021 how can we encapsulate everything from a rollercoaster of a year? It’s tough and I toiled over which angle to go with for this and finally settled on some of the biggest surprises from this past season. Whether it be a rookie reliever shutting down the league, a utilityman finding his home, or a veteran fireballer having the campaign of his life. This was one hell of a season of Red Sox baseball.