Followers of the Boston Crimson Sox are getting bored with the obvious lack of effort from the workforce’s entrance workplace.
Although a number of key strikes have been made, they aren’t precisely strikes which might be going to place the Crimson Sox within the dialog for an AL East title in 2023, particularly after the workforce misplaced Xander Bogaerts in free company.
Nonetheless, there are some issues to stay up for.
Just lately, the Crimson Sox agreed to phrases with Rafael Devers, the rock of the workforce, on an 11-year, $331 million contract extension.
On Twitter, one fan posted a video of Devers hitting a house run and expressed pleasure for the chance to look at him do it in a Crimson Sox uniform for the following 11 seasons.
Pleasant reminder that Rafael Devers will do that in a Crimson Sox uniform for the following 11 years. pic.twitter.com/ZjVAv1V0eC
— Huge Sox Man (@BigSoxGuy) January 23, 2023
That’s one factor to probably maintain onto for those who’re a Crimson Sox fan.
There could possibly be some optimism for the longer term.
It could not mood the frustrations of the fanbase, however it’s a silver lining of types.
Now, it’s as much as the Crimson Sox entrance workplace to construct a contending workforce round him.
The signings of Adam Duvall, Justin Turner, Masataka Yoshida, Corey Kluber, and Kenley Jansen have been key strikes, however extra could be wanted for the workforce to contend.
Devers hit for a .295 common and crushed 27 residence runs in 2022 and is seeking to do extra harm for the Sox in 2023.
For followers annoyed with an absence of exercise, there may be solace taken in the truth that Devers isn’t going anyplace anytime quickly and might be with the workforce for the following decade-plus.