3 Up 3 Down decides that it is time for Red Sox fans to understand that this team is not going to be making a playoff push anytime soon.
The Red Sox offense is on pace to post the franchise’s lowest slugging percentage in a single season since 1992. How has Boston’s offense declined so significantly from a season ago?
Coming into the season, Boston’s starting pitching down in Triple-A was supposed to be an asset. After a bumpy May, the Red Sox’s high-minor depth is starting to pay off.
In need of an infield upgrade, the Red Sox signed Stephen Drew on Tuesday afternoon. Bringing Drew back into the fold will help Boston in a number of ways.
Boston’s depth was key to their 2013 run, but the Red Sox bench hasn’t been so successful in 2014. Still, expect improvements and positive contributions from the club’s role players as the summer months arrive.
“Time tested. Battle tested. It’s time to put your hard hat on, it’s boys club, men’s league so it’s time to go to work.” Jonny Gomes