With an incredibly disappointing 10-19 record, the Boston Red Sox are the worst team in the AL East division.
Yes, that means they are worse than the Baltimore Orioles, or at least have been up to this point.
Lots of things have gone wrong for the Sox, from injuries to key players underperforming badly.
The most pressing issues, however, start with the offense.
According to Chris Mason of Mass Live News, “Red Sox players not named Xander or Rafael are currently batting .198.”
Red Sox players not named Xander or Rafael are currently batting .198.
— Chris Mason (@ByChrisMason) May 9, 2022
Batting average is not exactly the best way to evaluate offensive performance, but it is a way nonetheless, and when you are hitting lower than the Mendoza line, chances are you are not doing it right.
A Disappointing Lineup
They have all disappointed.
The Red Sox’s $140 million man is slashing .194/.276/.269 with no homers in 105 plate appearances.
It has gone so bad at several points recently that fans at Fenway Park have booed him.
The Red Sox’s offensive struggles are not entirely his fault, though.
Story got off to a late start of spring training, too, so that also has to be considered.
In any case, the unit as a whole has scored just 95 runs so far, ranking 28th out of 30 teams in MLB.
Only the Kansas City Royals and the Detroit Tigers have scored less than Boston.
The situation is starting to get to a worrisome level.
Fans want to watch the team succeed and win, but it doesn’t look like the Red Sox’s best year.