• If The Red Sox Win The 2013 World Series

    Posted by on October 9th, 2013 · Comments (6)

    This would mean, in the last 10 years, the Red Sox would have made the playoffs 6 times and won 3 World Series.

    Does that make them the best franchise in baseball over the last decade?

    Comments on If The Red Sox Win The 2013 World Series

    1. #15
      October 9th, 2013 | 11:22 am

      It would be a nice run for the Botox (hope it doesn’t happen), especially considering how bleak it looked going forward only a year ago.

      I never understood the importance of “team of the decade”, or most hits in the decade, most HR in the decade, etc… So the Yankees were the team of the 90′s, and by all reasonable accounts the team from 95-05; somehow being the team of the 95-05 “decade” doesn’t ring true but the team of the 90′s does?

    2. Sweet Lou
      October 9th, 2013 | 1:48 pm

      #15 wrote:

      I never understood the importance of “team of the decade”, or most hits in the decade, most HR in the decade, etc…

      Or most division titles in a decade, or most playoff appearances in a decade, or most wins in a decade…

      #15 wrote:

      So the Yankees were… by all reasonable accounts the team from 95-05

      What happened in 2005? Did everyone in the baseball operations department begin to report to a different person, or something?

    3. Garcia
      October 9th, 2013 | 1:51 pm

      Does that make them the best franchise in baseball over the last decade?

      You are what your record says you are.

    4. Kamieniecki
      October 9th, 2013 | 2:07 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      Does that make them the best franchise in baseball over the last decade?

      It makes them the franchise that has done the best job building baseball teams that can win from the first pitch thrown on Opening Day, until the final out is recorded in the postseason, that had the resources to do it.

      Garcia wrote:

      You are what your record says you are.

      Agreed.

    5. Mr. October
      October 19th, 2013 | 1:02 pm

      Yankees watch from home as Red Sox close in on World Series

      “BOSTON — From 1919 to 2003, [or two years before everyone in the baseball operations department began to report to Brian McGuire Cashman,] no matter how bad the Yankees’ seasons went, their fans put the year to sleep knowing the hated Red Sox were never described as ‘World Champions.’

      During that span, [or before everyone in the baseball operations department began to report to Brian McGuire Cashman,] the Yankees won 26 World Series, which provided their backers with courage even during the dark days…

      Now, the Red Sox are nine innings away from getting a chance to win their third World Series since 2004…

      Leading the best-of-seven series, the Red Sox are favored to represent the AL in the World Series for the first time since 2007… because they are home, have a more balanced lineup and by far the superior bullpen.

      The Tigers are latching onto having Scherzer, the likely Cy Young winner, [not being too tired to pitch more than seven innings,] and Verlander…

      … THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OCTOBER AND THE REGULAR SEASON and a difference between a clinching situation and Game 3 of an LCS.

      ‘There is a lot more that hinges on the decisions, a lot more scrutiny and a lot more urgency,’ Farrell said. ‘This does present a different set of circumstances.’

      … The three-headed late-game bullpen, consisting of Breslow and Tazawa and Uehara, gives the Red Sox a big edge over the inconsistent Tigers pen [and the tired Tiger starter].

      … The combination of being home, having two chances to get one win and the bullpen gives the Red Sox a solid opportunity to make life uneasy for Yankees fans when Game 1 of the World Series arrives Wednesday.”

      http://nypost.com/2013/10/18/yankees-watch-from-home-as-red-sox-close-in-on-world-series/

    6. Evan3457
      October 20th, 2013 | 12:36 am

      I’m not uneasy about the Red Sox winning the title. Once the Yanks are eliminated, it doesn’t really matter to me.

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