Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Red Sox off to worst April in over a decade
2012 continues to be a year of struggles for the Boston Red Sox as they show more wear and tear than the 100 year old Fenway that they play in. This a quite a change for the first decade of the new century.
The 2000s have been years when the mighty Red Sox roared out of Spring training with strong starters, a powerful closer and might batters. Their April record inspired talk of winning that first longed for world series or another one this year. It seems so long ago.
Now the Red Sox lumber into the new season with an unsure rotation, an opening at closer and bats that still have not emerged from a winter in storage. It is hard to get depressed in spring, but a 5-10 Red Sox will do it for me.
I am believe we are seeing the Red Sox move away from the things that made them successful in recent years. Management like Theo Epstein and Terry Francona have moved on. Players have aged and retired like Wakefield, Manny and Varitek. The Red sox need to return to what made them successful. A strong front office driven by Sabermetrics. I hope it happens soon.