The Boston Red Sox provided some reason for optimism in July, getting hot around the All-Star break and briefly moving out of last place in the American League East.

That hope has dwindled of late, though, as the Red Sox dropped their series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays 8-0 and now sit nine games behind the division-leading Baltimore Orioles. It’s not where the squad imagined it would be less than a year removed from winning the World Series, but as NESN’s Steve Lyons explains, it might be time to start improving the club for 2015.

Check out the video above to hear more from Lyons and Tom Caron on “Red Sox Final.”