I think I’ve figured out what’s wrong with the Red Sox. Brace yourselves: They’re not very good.
Sure, they could theoretically overcome their slow start. But I only see three players who’ve performed below expectations: Josh Beckett; Adrian Beltre defensively; and Jacoby Ellsbury, simply because he’s been hurt as a result of Beltre’s worst play of the season, if not his career.
Yes, Mike Cameron’s been out, too. But Darnell McDonald has probably been a more productive hitter.
Ortiz? Dice-K? Clay Buchholz? Ramon Ramirez? Were you really expecting more than they’ve given? If so, then you were expecting way too much.
The Sox have already shown they can be entertaining against mediocre teams. I think that’s the best we can hope for this season.