What is up with the Sox? The team that dominated the month of April has lost its steam. After losing five of their last six games, it is time to ask the question... who are the 2013 Boston Red Sox?
Their hitting has remained solid, with major contributions from David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, and Mike Napoli. Stephen Drew has even begun to heat up offensively. However, sluggish starts from Will Middlebrooks, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Johnny Gomes show that this lineup has some vulnerability.
On The Other Hand
However, there are signs that this Sox team could be a legitimate contender in the fall. John Farrell has this team on the same page, and the off-field issues that have weighed down the locker room in recent seasons seem to have evaporated.
So, while the month of May has not been kind to the Boston Red Sox, there may be a brighter future for this club once we get into the summer months. They may need to make a few July deals in order to replenish their injured bullpen, but with some great depth in the farm system, they could be front-runners for any major stud who hits the trade block.
So, in conclusion... its way too soon to tell how this squad will turn out.
Support WBOB Sports