Hosts: Paul Testa, Tim Daloisio
Red Sox fans collective hopes coming into this season sounded something like, “Give me a team that plays meaningful games in September”. And true to those aspirations, the 2016 Red Sox look like they will deliver just that. Through a collection of individual efforts this season that have surpassed expectations from the time-reversing David Ortiz to the emerging “Killer B’s”, the Red Sox have turned our hopes into a new baseline of expectations.
In this week’s Down By The River, Paul and Tim debate whether this team has overachieved or is underachieving or possibly both. With a team whose record is not living up to their individual results, the boys take another hard look at manager John Farrell and rekindle the #firefarrell mojo.
Did Dave Dombrowski manage his first trade deadline with the Red Sox well? What can we expect from Andrew Benintendi? Can David Price finally turn some good performances on the mound into wins? Is this a playoff team?
All that and more on this week’s edition of Down by the River.
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**Editors note** The podcast formerly known as Fireside Chats has been rebranded as the Down by the River podcast in partnership with Dirty Water Sports. We will still publish episodes to Fire Brand — as we would hate for you all to miss us!