This has been a weird season for the Boston Red Sox so far. Despite having to deal with a bunch of injuries on both sides of the ball, they are still seven games above .500 and playing very well of late thanks to Rafael Devers and Jarren Duran doing their thing and Brayan Bello holding things down in the rotation.
Unfortunately, all of that hasn't been good enough in the loaded American League East as they are still just fourth in the division at the moment. Every single team in the AL East has a positive run differential at the moment which is honestly kind of wild. One thing that Boston can find solace in is that the Yankees are in last place. You love to see it.
As a result, it is honestly difficult to figure exactly how the 2023 season is going to shake out for the Red Sox. Rafael Devers is a little dinged up, but Trevor Story is about to go on a rehab assignment which should be a boost for the offense and Chris Sale and Corey Kluber could return in the next month or so as well. Despite all of that uncertainty and adversity, lets take some bold guesses as to what the second half will hold.
Here are 4 bold predictions for the Red Sox for the second half of the 2023 season
Just for the sake of clarity: "bold" does not mean "next to impossible" here. The goal is to make some firm guesses, but not say wild stuff like "Boston will sweep the Mets in the World Series". A certain amount of plausibility is a prerequisite here. However, we still want to be a little bit brave at the very least even if that is a recipe for disappointment.
Anyways, here are some bold predictions for the Red Sox in the second half.