The Boston Red Sox are entering the 2023 season with a little something to prove.
They fell well short of expectations in 2022, winning just 78 games and finishing in the cellar of the AL East.
On top of that, they lost Michael Wacha, Nathan Eovaldi, J.D. Martinez, and Xander Bogaerts in free agency.
Fortunately however, they made some key moves to make up for those losses, signing Masataka Yoshida, Justin Turner, and Adam Duvall to bolster the offense and Kenley Jansen and Corey Kluber to bolster the pitching staff.
On Tuesday, former Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy, who was with the team when they won their 2013 World Series title, predicted that his old team would surprise some people in 2023.
The Red Sox made some intriguing moves in the offseason, signing Masataka Yoshida and Justin Turner 💥@JakePeavy_22 thinks Boston is going to surprise people. pic.twitter.com/uKi88y1N46
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) March 29, 2023
Peavy believes that the Red Sox are much better than they are getting credit for and have a chip on their shoulder after 2022 ended on a sour note.
The former right-hander started off by talking about Chris Sale, who appears to have returned to form and is healthy for the first time since 2021.
Peavy, who knows Sale personally, says that the left-hander is hungry for more this season.
He then talked about Boston’s lineup and cited Alex Verdugo as an X-factor for the team entering the new season.
Enrique Hernandez and Christian Arroyo were also mentioned as key pieces at the bottom of their lineup and reasons why the team is going to be better than advertised.
They certainly won’t have it easy in the AL East, but Peavy believes that the Sox have a chance to prove people wrong.NEXT: The Red Sox Have Completely Revamped Their Clubhouse