Reason Red Sox fans can smile No. 5) Triston Casas is legit
The future is bright at first base for the Red Sox as Triston Casas has finally found his stride after a very slow start to his career, and is now one of the top hitters in the league and should even receive some American League Rookie of the Year votes. After being shut down for the rest of the season due to shoulder inflammation, Casas currently ranks sixth in the American League in OPS. In 502 plate appearances this season, Casas hit .263/.367/.490 with a .856 OPS, 21 doubles, two triples, 24 home runs, and drove in 65 runs. Look for Casas to shine in the Red Sox cleanup spot for the foreseeable future.
Keep your heads up, Red Sox fans
While it's disappointing to watch the last week of the regular season knowing the Red Sox will not be in the postseason, there is a lot of optimism to be felt surrounding this team and reasons to say, "I can't wait for the future."