If you read Peter Abraham's article about the Red Sox team chemistry as opposed to what we've been fed by Olney and now Mazz in his latest diatribe. Abraham's point of view makes much more sense. Obviously great team chemistry is the best of all worlds but not the most important thing. I'm sure that in the best clubhouses in MLB or in any sport winning teams still have problems between individual players so to blame this season on lack or chemistry or what Olney refers to as toxicity is so much blather that makes for good reading by some of us who buy into it.

Be realistic. This season's poor start is to blame on the lack of performance by the starting pitching and the continued landslide of injuries. For most of the year this team is functioning with none of the starting outfielders, Gonzo who is having a terrible season along with Pedey, etc, etc.