Felger & Mazz

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With the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics season’s officially over, the Boston Red Sox take center stage for Boston sports. On Thursday’s Felger and Mazz, the guys asked the question…..is this Red Sox team even worth watching?

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  • Are the Red Sox worth watching?

    Felger: It feels like every time I have the time to turn over to the Red Sox, you know, the couple of days I can just turn them and watch them…they blow. So I just continue to think that they blow. I’ve watched the last two nights.

    Jim Murray: Have you made your declaration? We’ve passed Memorial Day.

    Felger: Yeah. They’re better than I thought they were going to be. Which is so gross to say because they’re on pace now for 83 wins? 84 wins?

    Mazz: Correct.

    Felger: And I had them at 78. So they’re better than I thought they were going to be. Which sounds like that’s a positive thing to feel good about.

    Mazz: It’s not.

    Felger: This is the problem.

    Mazz: Yep.

    Felger: The expectations are so low, just being okay, it makes it feel like they are overachieving. But I think they blow. But maybe they’re just a little bit better than that. Either way. Is there any reason to watch this team Mazz?

    Mazz: Candidly? No. No. Again, and I know you hate that because I think you generally believe that we don’t discourage people from watching.

    Felger: I understand.

    Mazz: So, like all of that, and I understand the philosophy and I’m not telling this message to the die-hards, the hardcores, because those people are going to want to watch no matter what. So I respect that. That’s fine. I watch. I tried to watch last night to give you an example. But I would tell you honestly, if you are a casual fan, there’s no reason to watch this team. I’m not telling you not to. Just telling you there’s no reason to. And you’ve increased your, I’ll call it the focus on them in the last few weeks, right?

    Felger: That’s right.

    Mazz: 7-13 in that span.

    Felger: It’s like, I don’t see it.

    Mazz: With good reason. It’s not there. And I’ll tell you I’ve come to the conclusion, I said some of this the other night on The Baseball Hour, I’ve come to the conclusion this is the worst possible scenario for them. They are one big saltine cracker without the salt. They are just boring as hell. White bread. White rice. Just boring as hell. They’re not good. They’re not compelling. They’re going nowhere. End of story. And I think, like, you go back and look at the whole thing and revisit the whole thing, I’m not sure their young guys are getting better. For a time there early in the year, I did. I thought there was some signs that maybe some guys were coming out of it. And Rafael Devers, what did you sign him for? What did you sign him for? To have one guy with $300 million so you could say that you pay people?

    Jim Murray: He’s not even going to get an all star nod. Do they have one player on this team that’s going to get one?

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