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The Boston Red Sox have a problem

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The Boston Red Sox have a problem. Ever since we won the World Series in 2018 we have gone down hill in quality of play. This only got worse when we traded away our best player Mookie Betts and then proceeded to scrap almost the entire team. The Red Sox adopted the managing style of the Tampa Bay Rays. A style in which they buy no name players on a gamble for little money and usually sign them for short contracts until the sell them and start the cycle over again. While this did work for the Rays this past year when they got to the World Series, only to lose to the Dodgers. But the problem is that the Rays are not a very rich team they have a low payroll and not that much cap space; unlike the Red Sox who are one of the richest teams in baseball who could buy plenty of big name players and keep them on those contracts. Yet we somehow are using this model that is used by a team that is nothing like us. We are making a huge mistake, if we had just got rid of our bad pitching and kept the great squad we had in 2018 we would be fine right now. If we got rid a David Price we would have enough money to get another good pitcher the strengthen our pitching roster making us a very well rounded team. Now we are stuck in a situation where our team is full of young players who’s potential is unknown, which could both be good and bad; but this also means that we are going to be at the bottom of the AL east for who knows how long. So really this problem at this point can’t be fully fixed but if we went back to a big payroll model like before, we could maybe turn is team around just a little bit.

Comments

Timmy Smith

I’ve always found the Rays’ way of doing things to be peculiar, and a bit interesting. I bet the Red Sox trying to adopt this style is a result of them hiring the former Rays General Manager. Do you think that John Henry and the minority owners of the team have given up on the Red Sox and focusing more on their other sports endeavors, such as Liverpool? This seems to be the case to me.

Michael

Why would we move from a system that’s been proven to work before. We should just buy the players we know are good

Tal Richmond

Insightful words about a team who plays a sport I have never heard of. I would like to have you explain what this sport is. Is it like an in-depth game of catch?

JJ Oldershaw

As someone how doesn’t play or follow Baseball, this paragraph gave me a lot of great insight into the troubles of the Red Sox. Thank you for this!

Henry Maynard

Don’t care didn’t ask terrible essay

Alex Chayrigues

How dare you Henry why don’t you go write an good essay of your own before you come at me

Henry Maynard

Bet

Henry Maynard

The Boston Red Sox have a problem. Ever since we won the World Series in 2018 we have gone down hill in quality of play. This only got worse when we traded away our best player Mookie Betts and then proceeded to scrap almost the entire team. The Red Sox adopted the managing style of the Tampa Bay Rays. A style in which they buy no name players on a gamble for little money and usually sign them for short contracts until the sell them and start the cycle over again. While this did work for the Rays this past year when they got to the World Series, only to lose to the Dodgers. But the problem is that the Rays are not a very rich team they have a low payroll and not that much cap space; unlike the Red Sox who are one of the richest teams in baseball who could buy plenty of big name players and keep them on those contracts. Yet we somehow are using this model that is used by a team that is nothing like us. We are making a huge mistake, if we had just got rid of our bad pitching and kept the great squad we had in 2018 we would be fine right now. If we got rid a David Price we would have enough money to get another good pitcher the strengthen our pitching roster making us a very well rounded team. Now we are stuck in a situation where our team is full of young players who’s potential is unknown, which could both be good and bad; but this also means that we are going to be at the bottom of the AL east for who knows how long. So really this problem at this point can’t be fully fixed but if we went back to a big payroll model like before, we could maybe turn is team around just a little bit

Alex Chayrigues

Wow that was awesome the person you wrote it must have been super cool and epic

Braeden Moitoso

I couldn’t agree more, great job showing why they have a problem.

The Fenn Voice

These baseball posts are great, and I think you should add them to the sports report blog. It is lacking in baseball entries. Also, because this is a personal blog, you might like to read about your own experiences playing baseball.

Gabe Fonte

I 100% agree Alex. Ever since we won the World Series in 2018, and lost Mookie and Benintendi we have been on a very steep downhill trend. This new crap shoot of a way to get players is very risky and I dont really like it. Overall great piece and I would love to talk to more about this.

Jerry Li

This article was really informative and you wrote an compelling argument about why the Red Sox is bad.

Sam Brock

I dont watch baseball or play so this was helpful for me.

ian lin

hi

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