The Red Sox Need Help

I think the title says it all. The Red Sox finally hit today. But, for some godforsaken reason Doug Fister was on the mound so the Sox chances of winning were pretty slim to begin with. Pedroia came through with a big dong to bring us within striking distance but that wasn’t enough. Osuna is a beast for the Jays and he shut the door in the ninth.

The Sox split with the Blue Jays. On the surface, that looks fine but it’s really not a good look. The Sox now go out West to face the Angels, a scrappy team, and now Trout is back, so a little less scrappy. Thankfully, Sale is pitching tomorrow but weird enough, that doesn’t guarantee a win because the Sox offense is so volatile. 

It’s been said countless times that the Sox need a bat, particularly at 3B. I say either trade for Machado or bring up Devers in the near future. The Sox would not beat the Astros in a potential ALCS matchup, nor am I confident that they’d even make it to the ALCS.

I think the Indians are still a team to look out for. They’ve had injury issues all year with their whole team, but with a full squad and an Edwin of old, I think they could be very tough to beat.  I just do not trust this Sox team, and I don’t think I can until their whole team is firing on all cylinders. That can’t be done until the pitching (including the bullpen) and hitting shape up, and not just for one game here and one game there. 


Mock Drafts

Mock drafts – How useful are they? There is no way that the people in the mock draft will pick players the same way that your friends in your real draft will. Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Paul Goldschmidt are the first three players off the board in almost all drafts. But in which order will they go in the one draft that matters?

I have the third pick in a 10-team league, with extra positions such as, CI, MI and a minimum innings per week in the high 20’s. All of these intricacies cannot be reflected in mock drafts. There are rumors that Mike Trout will drop to THIRD in my draft.

The sole reason why I do mock drafts is for the fun of it. And that is the approach you should take too.

Right Around the Corner

Baseball season – I can smell it. The fresh cut grass, the cracker jax, the hot dogs and the ice cold beer. Everything associated with baseball brings a smile to my face. Living in New England is tough, especially in the winter. Especially this winter. The Patriots’ disappointing loss in the AFC Championship has made me hope that baseball season could come quicker.

Just today, I read that Hanley Ramirez reported early to Red Sox training camp. Wait, did I just say Hanley Ramirez reported early to camp? Yes. Apparently HanRam can’t wait for baseball to start either. Us Red Sox fans hope to God that Hanley can be the guy we hoped he would be. The guy who completely raked for the first month of the season sure did get our hopes up. Boy did that change quickly. Ok, enough talk about last year. Onto this year.

I want to make it clear that I am not just a Red Sox fan. My buddy and I decided to start this blog because we are avid baseball fans, or in other words, baseball nerds. Throughout the course of the season we will be blogging about all things baseball. Even fantasy baseball. We hope to share with you the love we have for this beautiful game.

How about that Corey Dickerson deal? Or Aroldis Chapman now in the ‘pen for the Yankees? Or Todd Frazier to the White Sox? All of these offseason moves has gotten me so very excited for the 2016 baseball season. After all, it is right around the corner.