Trevor Story gushes over Boston’s lineup after his Red Sox debut

FT. MYERS, FL - MARCH 30: Trevor Story #10 of the Boston Red Sox reacts before his Boston Red Sox Spring Training Grapefruit League debut game against the Atlanta Braves on March 30, 2022 at jetBlue Park at Fenway South in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
FT. MYERS, FL - MARCH 30: Trevor Story #10 of the Boston Red Sox reacts before his Boston Red Sox Spring Training Grapefruit League debut game against the Atlanta Braves on March 30, 2022 at jetBlue Park at Fenway South in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images) /
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Trevor Story loves this Red Sox lineup

The lockout lasted forever and spring training finally gave us hope, but today, today was a day for Red Sox Nation to smile. Trevor Story finally got to wear his new jersey and don that Boston cap for the first time in a game scenario. After signing with the club he left camp to be with his wife for the birth of their first child. Now he’s back in Fort Myers and boy is he excited about the guys that surround him in this lineup.

Story suited up to face the Atlanta Braves today in his first game with the Red Sox. He would go 1-2 on the day with an RBI single and a walk. Boston’s new second baseman would hit sixth in the lineup and it feels like that may be his spot in the order. The Sox aren’t hurting for power bats and having him in that slot adds more power to the bottom of the order, an area they had issues with in 2021.

"“I was telling [Xander Bogaerts], I looked at the board and I was like, ‘Man, we have a sick lineup, a deep lineup.’” Story said after playing in his first Grapefruit League game for his new team."

Boston’s newest star is more known for this work at shortstop but in case you aren’t up to date with things, they kind of have that area covered, and he isn’t going to upset a guy who helped bring him here. With second base wide open and the opportunity to actually compete for a championship in 2022, Story had no issues moving within the infield. He’s even getting some tips from a Red Sox hero, Dustin Pedroia, who went through a similar transition in his career.

After the game, not only did Trevor gush about this Red Sox lineup but Alex Cora couldn’t hold back his excitement for his team’s progression heading into 2022. Nobody thought Boston would even be competitive in 2021, let alone finish two games from the World Series, and these guys are fired up to prove critics wrong again.

It didn’t take long for people to rank the Sox well behind their AL East counterparts despite the fact that they have much of their roster coming back and have added components. I’m sorry, but the Rays and Yankees have done damn near nothing this offseason, why should they be favorites above Boston? I can partially understand the Rays since they’re insanely good, but New York has been mostly irrelevant since 2009, knock it off.

Opening Day is a hair over a week away and I can’t wait to see what this roster can do once the games start to matter. Spring training has gone pretty well for Boston so far and it feels like, just in 2021, this group of guys has a massive chip on their shoulders. Adding in Story, who has been wasted in Colorado for his entire career, will only spark them further.

The two-time All-Star is pretty damn good at what he does and now we have one of the best infields in the division. Despite what other fanbases will have you think, the Red Sox are a solid squad and they’re going to cause plenty of headaches this season thanks to this lineup of absolute killers.

"“Trevor, he is just a ballplayer,” Cora said. “He’s going to help us — put it that way. It doesn’t matter whether you hit him sixth, leadoff, second, whatever. He brings it. You can see the intensity.”"

The Red Sox open the regular season NEXT WEEK in the Bronx for a three-game stand against the vaunted Yankees. They then head to the Motor City to visit the Tigers for another trio before finally making their 2022 debut at Fenway Park. This squad has been fire so far in spring training and now that Trevor Story is in the lineup every day, things may get dangerous. He’s right to be in love with this group of guys and he’s no different than the rest of us, we’re all ready to win in 2022.

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