With the midsummer classic on and young arms showing their stuff don’t get to excited about our home town team the Red Sox. At 42-47 the Sox are mere pretenders in a division of weak talent. The Yankees certainly don’t have the pitching to last all the way til October and the Orioles lack depth and bullpen help to make a serious run. This leads us to the Sox. Sure they’re giving us a little tease only to be disappointed come October 1st. Why/ they just don’t have the talent all the way around to be taken seriously. Buchholz is being Buchholz going on the DL.Ortiz is being Ortiz being a whiner over whose going to be the full time DH. The truth of the matter is Hanley Ramierez is much more comfortable at the plate. Ortiz has been struggling right up til now. Ramerez is younger and quicker than Ortiz.
True Ortiz did deliver three world titles to Boston. But a lot of times over the years Ortiz has been selfish while whining and crying about how things are and how things used to be. The truth is the public cares about one thing how the team is playing lately. This years team with the exception of late has been struggling since the get go. The team looks confused and at times like a team that doesn’t like each other. Players such as Wade Miley went nuts in the dugout and got in a shouting match with manager John Farrell.
Incidents like these certainly don’t build character nor do they show it. The Sox have a pretty good nucleus of young talent on the way up. This team will only get better. Eduardo Rodriguez is one of the best arms in the game and is 5-2. Outfielder Mokkie Betts is one of baseball’s top fifty players with Xander Bogaerts not far behind.What ever the future holds for the Sox remains to be seen. But this years team is certainly not one to be taken seriously.