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Apr 4, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; A view of the left field scoreboard showing the Baltimore Orioles scoring seven runs during the third inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

So is this what it’s going to be? Is this all they’ve got? Are the Red Sox already dead – or well on their way there – thanks to bad defense, an impotent offense and a free-agent signing who already looks like a bust?

I know, I know … it’s only been three games. Only it hasn’t been. In their final 56 games of the 2019 season, the Red Sox went 25-31. Last year, pandemic or no pandemic, they went 24-36. Now they’re 0-3, which brings their aggregate record over the last 119 games to a positive dreadful 49-70. That translates into 67 wins over a 162-game schedule, which means Boston has witnessed an awful lot of bad baseball over the last three seasons.

And make no mistake, Alex Cora knows it.

“We’re not proud of what happened this weekend,” Cora told reporters yesterday, after his team got swept by the Baltimore Orioles in the weekend’s season-opening series.

Should you be worried, angry or a combination of both? Hell yes, starting with …

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