Boston Red Sox Fantasy Retrospective

Posted: 24th November 2009 by Jonathan Williams in MLB
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Last offseason, the Red Sox made a concerted effort to bolster their offense by signing Mark Teixeira.áThere were also several rumors of them attempting to trade for various offensive stars. They also seemed determined to upgrade their captain Jason Varitek with a younger, more offensively oriented catcher. They pretty much failed in every effort. However, the team projected as stacked, and there were few public concerns. Then David Ortiz, the heart of the Sox lineup began the season with a horrendous months-long slump.áThe Red Sox were still scoring runs but after every loss, fingers were pointed at the offense and the lack thereof from the designated hitter. Eventually Ortiz did pull out of his slump and had a strong second half, but the doubts remain as he heads into th ...

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