We got no food. We got no jobs. Our pets' heads are falling off! That essentially sums up the current state of the Boston Red Sox this offseason, and the overall morale of Red Sox Nation and fans everywhere.
Valentine's Day, the official report date for pitchers and catchers down in Fort Myers, is less than a month away, and after a lackluster offseason packed with uninspiring decisions from ownership and the front office, there are a lot of question marks and pessimism surrounding the direction of this team and their commitment to winning.
Despite the above, every year when the calendar flips to February, the weather starts to warm and the sound of gloves popping down in Florida and Arizona automatically ignites excitement for baseball and Red Sox fans alike. With that said, as we stare down the onset of a new season, which is coming whether you're indifferent about this team or not, here are five bold predictions for the 2024 Boston Red Sox that may get you a little more excited for the Boys of Summer to return to your TV set.
5 Bold Predictions for 2024 Boston Red Sox Season
5. Triston Casas hits 30 HR and drives in 90 RBI in 2024
If you're not on the Triston Casas bandwagon yet, I suggest you jump on. Casas was just ranked the 10th best first baseman in the majors, according to MLB Network, finished third in American League Rookie of the Year voting last year, and led the Red Sox in OPS (.856) and OBP (.367). Oh, and he's only 24. Casas has absolutely cemented himself as the Red Sox first baseman for many years to come, and should be the heart and soul of this lineup in 2024 -- and, yes, that includes a lineup with Rafael Devers in it. Casas himself had this to share on Twitter:
Casas is poised and ready to build off his impressive rookie campaign and solidify himself as a household name in 2024.