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Boston Red Sox

Stadium: Fenway Park | Manager: John Farrell
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Power Rankings
In my first version of the Power Rankings this season, I explained why the defending champs weren't No. 1. I knew they weren't as good as they were last year, but I couldn't have possibly believed anyone who would have said they would lose 90-plus games this season. No way. Brutal encore.
That final weekend where they host the Yankees in Fenway Park is going to be meaningless in the standings. Just like MLB drew it up (cough, cough).
Rusney Castillo will be up soon, so that's something to look forward to.
With nine homers, Xander Bogaerts ranks third on the team in that category. Last year, eight different Red Sox had at least 12 homers.
They were 53-28 at home in the 2013 regular season and 6-2 in the postseason, clinching both the ALCS and World Series at Fenway Park. This season, they're 29-40 at home, which includes eight straight losses.
The best last-place team in baseball. Is that an achievement?
Seems like a long time ago when Will Middlebrooks was a promising rookie slated to hold down the hot corner for the foreseeable future.
I really don't think the Red Sox are going to sign Jon Lester back, but I wouldn't write it off. And I can't think of an example in the past where a top free agent was traded two months before free agency and came back.
Last week, I asked "sleeping giant or giant tease?" Thank you, Red Sox, for answering the question so quickly and emphatically.
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2014 Team Leaders
AVGDustin Pedroia , 2B.278
HRDavid Ortiz , DH35
RBIDavid Ortiz , DH104
OBPDavid Ortiz , DH.355
SLGDavid Ortiz , DH.517
RYoenis Cespedes , LF89
SBBrock Holt , 3B12
WClay Buchholz , SP8
ERAClay Buchholz , SP5.34
WHIPClay Buchholz , SP1.39
KClay Buchholz , SP132
SVKoji Uehara , RP26
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