In MLB, getting off to a hot start is always a plus.
However, it’s not the be-all and end-all of the season.
There are many examples of teams that have started off on the wrong foot and have been able to recover and complete a successful campaign, even winning the World Series.
As MLB insider Bob Nightengale points out, it happened a few months ago, in the 2021 Fall Classic.
That’s why the 7-10 Boston Red Sox should be worried, but shouldn’t panic just yet.
“The Boston #RedSox may be just 7-10, but as they point out, the last 2021 World Series featured two teams that were also 7-10: Houston and Atlanta. The #Yankees were 6-11 and still earned a wild-card berth,” Nightengale said, which is precisely what Sox fans wanted to hear.
The Boston #RedSox may be just 7-10, but as they point out, the last 2021 World Series featured two teams that were also 7-10: Houston and Atlanta. The #Yankees were 6-11 and still earned a wild-card berth.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) April 26, 2022
Boston Still Has Plenty Of Time For A Turnaround
With their uneven record to start the season, the Red Sox still have plenty of time to revert things and start piling up some wins.
They do need to start winning because they play in perhaps the most competitive division in baseball, the AL East.
If they can’t recover soon, the Toronto Blue Jays, the New York Yankees, and the Tampa Bay Rays are probably going to run away with the division and all the available postseason spots.
But there is still plenty of time for Boston to figure things out and start competing like they surely know.
Remember, this team made it all the way to the American League Championship Series last year, against all odds, and gave the Houston Astros a run for their money.
There is something about the Red Sox and manager Alex Cora that makes them very dangerous, and the rest of the division definitely shouldn’t sleep on them.