Believe It Or Not, These Red Sox Are Doing Worse Than Bobby Valentine Team


Jun 2, 2019

It’s difficult to fathom, but the 2019 Boston Red Sox — the defending World Series champions — have the same record through 58 games (29-29) as the ill-fated, Bobby Valentine-led team of 2012.

And, at least in one regard, this Red Sox team is even worse than the Bobby V squad.

The Red Sox lost 5-3 to the New York Yankees on Saturday and are now 9 1/2 games back of their arch-rival for first place in the American League East. Furthermore, Boston dropped back to .500 and 0-4 against New York on the season.

And then there’s this note from the Boston Herald’s Jason Mastrodonato:


Of course, none of this is apples-to-apples. We’re talking about different players, coaches and quality of opponents in the division. Plus, the 2019 Red Sox undeniably have more talent than Valentine’s club, and are far more likely to turn things around than that team — which eventually finished in last place — ever did.

Still, things are looking ugly for Alex Cora’s club, and it’s hard to not feel like they’re headed for a Wild Card game.

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