Re: Lindy's Baseball Magazine Projects 5th Place AL East for Red Sox
posted at 3/15/2013 12:02 AM EDT
I love that the Red Sox are being so disrespected!!!!
This should give us all something to rally behind.... It's definitely somewhat of a hodgepodge team, but I think our players have some BIG up-side???
Even Lackey? If he comes through with a respectable 4.25 ERA, he could pull of another 14+/- 5 wins. BIG IF, but possible. Could easily go the other way with 9 wins :(
Lester is looking sharp, & with decent run support & NO B.S. power pouting on the mound, he could pick up 17+/-
Buch, if healthy is capable of the same... 17+/-
Dempster is looking decent. I see 10+.... up side of 14
Duby? 10+ up side of 14
76 SR wins??? NOT TOO SHABBY!!! OK.... Admittedly, it's pretty pie in the sky, maxing out the SR potential, but it's possible. There is the talent there to do it, BUT THE HEAD GAME has to be spot on, with minimal injuries???? BIG IFs!!! BUT doable.
76 + a very LIKELY 10+ from the pen would be one hell of a season! 86 wins???
Will the run support be there for this to happen???
NAPS has real POP & should DH! .268 / .300 / .400 35HR 100+ RBI's
Gomes to 1st
Pedey will be solid with .300 / .350 / .400 & 15HR 60 - 70 RBI's
Drew will step up & regain his swing. .285+ / .330 / ..375 with decent D
Middy is going to Boom! .290 / .330 / .395 29HR with 90RBI's
Salty / Ross .245 / .280 / .390 20 HR
Gomes .265 / .295 / .380 15 HR
Ells .310 / .365 / .400 22 HR 80+ RBI's possible 30 / 30 All Star
Victorino .290 / .330 / .350 8 HR
Papi? Who knows??? I'm not holding my breath .
*** If healthy for 100 games I'll be shocked. Still, our scraps will SCRAP! & finish 5th in the league for runs scored..... :)
WE WILL FINISH WITH 85 + wins, & battle for second place in the AL East! This really is a team of scrappy, albeit overpriced, guys! REAL GUYS! They will become a team!
I can't wait for this season!!!!!! I haven't been this excited since 2001. Back to the future....