The Red Sox Look To Have A Bounce Back Season

World Series - Boston Red Sox v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Five

Although the Red Sox enter the 2021 season projected to finish fourth in the AL East race according to PECOTA projections, this is not the Red Sox of last year. This is a team that has added some power to an offense that was already in the top half of the league in runs, homeruns, and batting average. The Red Sox added Hunter Renfroe, Franchy Cordero, and Enrique Hernandez during the winter, these three will add some more power to an already potent offense.

As you know last year's story line was not how well the offense preformed but rather how putrid this pitching staff was. Ravaged with injuries including missing two of their best pitchers in Chris Sale, and Eduardo Rodriguez this staff posted one of the worst ERA's in the majors coming in at 28th with a 5.58 ERA. This year's success relies solely on the mound, how much improvement has this pitching staff made? Only time can answer that question. So even though this team went 24-36 in a shorten season, this isn't a team that lacks talent. Even though Vegas has the Sox at 50/1 odds to win the World Series this team is deterimed to have a bounce back season. One of the main reasons for such optimism besides the fact that they brought back Alex Cora as manager, a guy who led the Sox to 192 wins in two seasons, is this team oozes of confidence often stating don't sleep on us.

The road to a bounce back season starts February 28th in the Grapefruit league. Check out some of the quotes already coming out of spring training about the low expectations. You can hear every Red Sox game on Fox Sports 980am & 95.9fm, for the full play by play schedule click here.

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