In fact, the Red Sox lineup should still be quite good in 2020, which is hardly to say that the team is championship-caliber. They probably aren’t. But there is a lot to be determined between now and Halloween, and if the 2019 season taught us at all, it taught that there is no such thing as a sure bet.
The cloud of the Mookie Betts trade still hangs heavy over the organization. Monday evening, fans and media got to hear from the man who made it happen for the first time, Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom.
The Red Sox front office opted to release statements rather than hold a press conference after the Mookie Betts trade. Here's a rough translation for each of the four statements that used a lot of words but said pretty much nothing.