Now out of playoff contention, the Red Sox are finally starting to clean house, and did so today with an unbelievably big trade.
Red Sox play is overall worse, not better under Bobby Valentine than it was under Terry Francona, but a change is not a-coming, unfortunately.
The Red Sox finally beat the Texas Rangers in 2011, and did it twice the last two nights, with solid pitching and explosive offense leading the charge.
There is absolutely no better player on the Mets, and his stock is rising each day, so that is why he must be traded.
Little to no health in the starting pitching department? No problem, if you're the Boston Red Sox.
Boston's explosive bats against the Yankees and Blue Jays powered their way to the best record in the American League. It looks to continue that streak against the Rays.
What a difference a month makes! This BoSox team has rocketed to the top of the AL East and Wild Card spots. And its best baseball has yet to come.
Throwing Jarrod Saltalamacchia into the everyday Red Sox lineup and insisting on keeping Carl Crawford in the leadoff spot are mistakes the BoSox manager needs to stop making.
On paper, the 2011 Boston Red Sox look set to win the AL East. But only health and consistency from key players will get the hometown squad there.
Things to watch for in the 2011 Major League Baseball season.