They're still in this race, but they gotta hit the afterburners to stay in it.
If it goes as it has, this would be the first "meh" season since...2010?
2010--3rd place, weird injury year, wish they'd kept Beltre, 89-73
2011--Horrible disastrous September to end mostly good season, 90-72
2013--Division win, WS!, 97-65
2014--Last place dismantling, 71-91
2015--Last place dismantling, 78-84 (does this qualify for "meh"?)
2016--Division win, ALDS bounce in 3, 93-69
2017--Division win, ALDS bounce in 4, 93-69
2018--Division win, WS!, Best Season Ever, 108-54
2019--45 to play, 61-56
Before that you have to go to 2006 for a "meh" season (that one was a really crap second half), 86-76. Then maybe 2001? Although that late August/September was so bad, maybe it doesn't qualify.
They tend to keep it interesting in recent decades anyway. Let's see what happens.
He looks awkward at times. But has $59MM left on his contract through 2021. He ain't going anywhere.
That being said, he is truly one of the greats to ever play this game and one of the great humans as well. I enjoy watching him and hope he can tear it up for two more years (except the Red Sox of course). A living legend if ever there was.
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