The Boston Red Sox offseason was very much a mixed bag.
The team made some key moves to strengthen their club for 2023, adding Kenley Jansen, Corey Kluber, Adam Duvall, Masataka Yoshida, and Justin Turner.
However, Xander Bogaerts departed for the San Diego Padres, and to add salt to the wound, Trevor Story is out for an extended period of time after undergoing elbow surgery.
But that doesn’t appear to have deterred the Red Sox as they gear up for a new season.
On Monday, MLB Network stopped by their spring training facility and caught up with Jansen, who believes that the team is being overlooked and that people aren’t going to see what’s coming.
"Be consistent and do the little things great… Nobody knows how good we can be."@kenleyjansen74 discusses 2023 expectations for the @RedSox and his first impressions of the team so far.#SoxSpring | @LaurenShehadi | @Plakata | #SpringTraining pic.twitter.com/WV0vWZZEUE
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) March 6, 2023
Jansen first expressed what it means to him to wear the Red Sox uniform.
He says he is honored to be a part of the team and has great reverence for the great history of the organization.
He also expressed excitement to be part of one of the most historic rivalries in professional sports.
The American League East is certainly going to be a tough division, as the New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, and Tampa Bay Rays all appear to be pointed towards the postseason, with the Baltimore Orioles not far behind.
However, Jansen says that the magnitude of the division and stiff competition won’t bother them and that the key is for the team to do the little things right if they hope to contend for a spot in the postseason.NEXT: The Red Sox Own An Elite Spring Mark In 2023