Let's Predict the 2022 Red Sox Season

How Many Games Will The Red Sox Win?

  • 97+

    Votes: 6 2.1%
  • 94-96

    Votes: 22 7.6%
  • 90-93

    Votes: 93 32.1%
  • 85-89

    Votes: 117 40.3%
  • 80-84

    Votes: 48 16.6%
  • 75-79

    Votes: 9 3.1%
  • 74 or less

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Playoffs

    Votes: 37 12.8%
  • No Playoffs

    Votes: 15 5.2%

  • Total voters
    290
  • Poll closed .

Rovin Romine

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It's time. How many games will this team win?

The poll above is to get a feel of how the Crowd in its Wisdom, leans.

But to qualify for the no-prize, before April 7 you must list the exact number of team wins you predict in a post below. (You may edit or amend your post up until the first pitch is thrown in the first Red Sox game, so post now, and don't worry if someone gets put on the DL during spring training. However, any edits after the first pitch disqualify the post entirely.)

In the case of a tie for exact number of games won, a final winner will be determined by greatest number of correct answers to the following tie-breaker questions:
-Team leader in Wins?​
-Team leader in Saves?​
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)?​
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)?​
-Team leader in HR?​
-Team leader in Steals?​
-Team leader in HBP?​
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break?​
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break?​
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL?​
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)?​
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)?​
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)?​
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days?​
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break?​
Our reigning Champion is @Apisith with an uncontested pick of 92. . .so no tiebreaker was needed. However, these were the answers to last year's tiebreakers, with the winner and runner up:
-Team leader in Wins? Eduardo Rodriguez - 13, Nathan Eovaldi - 11.
-Team leader in Saves? Matt Barnes - 24, Adam Ottavino - 11.
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Xander Bogaerts -. 295, Alex Verdugo - .289.
-Team leader in HR? Raffy Devers - 38, Hunter Renfroe - 31.
-Team leader in Steals? Christian Vazquez - 8, Alex Verdugo - 6.
-Team leader in HBP? Enrique Hernandez - 9, Marwin Gonzalez -8.
-Alex Cora discipline handed down by MLB? (Yes/No.) No.​
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the DL? (Your guess is as good as mine. I'm betting Arroyo though.)​
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Eduardo Rodriguez - 1.9, Chris Sale - 1.6
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Kyle Schwarber - 1.8, Jose Iglesias - 0.4, (in-Org. Connor Wong with 0.3)
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no pushes - a true swing)? None (AFAIK)
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? None (AFAIK)
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Vazdugo, Danny "Power and Speed" Santana.
 
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Rovin Romine

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I'm going with 94 wins.

-Team leader in Wins? Eovaldi
-Team leader in Saves? Barnes
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Whitlock
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Xander
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Steals? Story
-Team leader in HBP? Dalbec
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? JBJ
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Arroyo
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Sale
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Casas
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Verdugo
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Verdugo
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Vazquez
 
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Daniel_Son

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86 wins

-Team leader in Wins? Eovaldi
-Team leader in Saves? Whitlock
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Houck
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Xander
-Team leader in HR? Martinez
-Team leader in Steals? Story
-Team leader in HBP? Hernandez
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Dalbec
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? Verdugo
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Arroyo
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Sale
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Casas
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Hernandez
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Hernandez
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Verdugo
 
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I think this is premature, cuz we haven’t signed Story and traded for Montas yet, but ok. Went optimistic: 90-93 and playoffs. (I need more time to get to the tiebreakers…)

Edit:

Total wins: 92

-Team leader in Wins? Pivetta
-Team leader in Saves? Whitlock
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Sale
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Bogaerts
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Steals? Story
-Team leader in HBP? Vazquez
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? Verdugo
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Arroyo
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Sale
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Casas
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Barnes
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Barnes
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Verdugo
 
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This division is going to be a bear. The Story signing strengthens the lineup and the bench, but question marks surrounding the pitching staff remain. I'm going with a cautiously optimistic 91 wins. I'll have to come back to the tie breakers after we have a better idea of what the roster is going to look like.

-Team leader in Wins? Nate Eovaldi
-Team leader in Saves? Garrett Whitlock
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Nate Eovaldi
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Xander Bogaerts
-Team leader in HR? Rafael Devers
-Team leader in Steals? Trevor Story
-Team leader in HBP? Alex Verdugo
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Tristan Casas
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? Ramon Laureano
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Jackie Bradley Jr.
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Chris Sale
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Tristan Casas
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Christian Vasquez
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Ramon Laureano
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Alex Verdugo
 
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nvalvo

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This is tough to do, because I'm kind of bracing for a trade that considerably shakes up the roster, but I would predict 89 wins in what looks to be a very tough division — the AL East has four of the top six AL teams by Fangraphs projections. In other words, I think they'll be good, but not great: hopefully good enough to win a close race for second (behind Toronto, if I had to guess) and a wildcard.

-Team leader in Wins? Pivetta
-Team leader in Saves? Diekman
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Eovaldi
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Dalbec
-Team leader in Steals? Yolmer Sánchez
-Team leader in HBP? Kiké
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Dalbec
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? Verdugo
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Arroyo
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Paxton
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Yolmer Sánchez
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Verdugo
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Verdugo
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Kiké

Edit:
Post-Story acquisition revision. Modestly assuming we get more of the 4 WAR version of Story than the 6 WAR version, and Arroyo and Sánchez lose opportunities, I see this signing adding 2-3 wins. So I'll say 91 wins, which is likely WC position.

-Team leader in Wins? Pivetta
-Team leader in Saves? Diekman
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Eovaldi
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Dalbec
-Team leader in Steals? Story
-Team leader in HBP? Kiké
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Dalbec
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? Verdugo
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Arroyo
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Paxton
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Duran
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Verdugo
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Verdugo
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Kiké
 
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Rovin Romine

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I think this is premature, cuz we haven’t signed Story and traded for Montas yet, but ok. Went optimistic: 90-93 and playoffs. (I need more time to get to the tiebreakers…)
You also need to pick an exact number of games for your post. The brackets are just to get an idea which way the board is leaning regarding the season.

This is tough to do, because I'm kind of bracing for a trade that considerably shakes up the roster,
Yeah, it's a touch early. But remember, you can edit and change anything in your post up till the first pitch of the first regular season game - your specific win prediction, your tie-breakers, anything. (For that matter, you can revote on your poll bracket as well.)

But I'm digging the Yolmer Sanchez calls.
 

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83 wins. I think they finish a pretty distant 4th in the division.

-Team leader in Wins?
Rich Hill (Eovaldi is going to be stuck facing other aces)

-Team leader in Saves?
Barnes

-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)?
Eovaldi

-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)?
Bogaerts

-Team leader in HR?
Devers

-Team leader in Steals?
Story

-Team leader in HBP?
Dalbec

-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break?
Dalbec

-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break?
Verdugo

-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL?
Arroyo

-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)?
Sale

-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)?
Casas

-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)?
Dalbec

-Player with the greatest number of suspension days?
Wacha

-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break?
Vazquez
 
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84 wins on the nose. I think I said something similar last year.

-Team leader in Wins? Pivetta
-Team leader in Saves? Whitlock
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Eovaldi
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Bogaerts
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Steals? Repeat winner Christian Vazquez
-Team leader in HBP? Vazquez also
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? Verdugo
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Hill
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Chris Sale
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Casas
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Arroyo
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Verdugo
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? All of the above.
 

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92 wins and they’ll make the playoffs.

Planning to do the tie breaker stuff once the roster is more settled.
 

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The Sox won it all in 2018 when my son was born. My daughter is due in a few months. So, 108 wins.

-Team leader in Wins? Tanner Houck
-Team leader in Saves? Barnes
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Whitlock
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Bogaerts
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Steals? Story
-Team leader in HBP? Hernandez
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Dalbec
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? Verdugo
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? JBJ
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Seabold
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)?Duran
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Non player - Alex Cora
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Alex Cora
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Verdugo
 
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streeter88

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I think the Sox will top out at 85 wins. I have not followed the roster much this spring except to be saddened by the lack of actvity in free agent market. So my predictions are pretty boring... except I think Matt Strahm will take out the hair award comfortably as long as it includes hairdos (don't think he is much in the facial hair category).

Here are my leader predictions…
-Team leader in Wins? Pivetta
-Team leader in Saves? hmmm, maybe Whitlock - or someone not yet on the team
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Eovaldi
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Bogaerts
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Steals? Verdugo
-Team leader in HBP? Vazquez
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? someone not yet on the team (Casas maybe?)
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? Verdugo
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? would've picked Sale, but already on IL; JBJ
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Paxton
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? someone who comes in at the break or Casas
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? n/a - we're a peace loving bunch
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? COVID division = JD if not traded; non-COVID division = n/a
-Best Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Strahm if actual hair is included (lol)

Edited: to add a response for IL question. Not so bold prediction: JD Martinez will be traded before the season ends.

Edited on 5th April due to news that Sale is on 60 day IL. I would’ve bumped up the win total by three to account for the Story signing, but the Sale news dragged it back down.
 
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This is a good team. Imagine if they add a pitcher and a bat. I’ll go with 91 like last year and a playoff berth.

Edit: will stay with 91 although it might be low

-Team leader in Wins? Whitlock
-Team leader in Saves? Barnes
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Whitlock
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Bogaerts
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Steals? Story
-Team leader in HBP? Hernandez
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Dalbec
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? JBJ
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Hill
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Sale
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Casas
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Nobody
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Brad Marchand
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Cora
 
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Pegleg

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My East prediction:
Toronto
NYY
Tampa Bay
Boston
Baltimore

I just don't think the Sox are taking things seriously this year. Maybe a Correa would improve the odds.
 

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79 wins, 83 losses

-Team leader in Wins? Eovaldi (13)
-Team leader in Saves? Barnes (22)
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Eovaldi (3.84)
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Bogaerts (.296)
-Team leader in HR? Devers (37)
-Team leader in Steals? Bradley Jr. (8)
-Team leader in HBP? Dalbec (9)
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Dalbec
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? Verdugo
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Hill
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Sale (1.4)
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Durran (0.7)
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Verdugo
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Verdugo
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Verdugo
 

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Call it a bridge year but the offense lost a couple contributors and more importantly the pitching is full of question marks in a tough division. That will be especially tough with the quick start to the season and the slightly condensed schedule. I think they fall into an April / May hole and then end up playing for next year pretty early on. 75 wins.

-Team leader in Wins?
Eovaldi
-Team leader in Saves?
Barnes
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)?
Eovaldi
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)?
Devers
-Team leader in HR?
Devers
-Team leader in Steals?
Durran figures things out a bit and is a bright spot in the second half of the season
-Team leader in HBP?
Last year it was Kiké but that was a little out of character for him. I'll say Dalbec
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break?
Dalbec
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break?
Durran
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL?
Verdugo
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)?
Michael Pineda
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)?
Jaren Durran, but it's not a huge contribution
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)?
None
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days?
Chris Sale
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break?
Verdugo
 

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Going out on a limb on a lot of this. Because.... what's the penalty if I totally lose and the golden shower of glory that will stream down upon me after my outside the box picks will make me immortal.... along with all the blood of children I've been drinking.

Whitlock and Houck after some rough starts turn into one of the best starting combos since Syndergaard and DeGrom. Barnes finds consistency and that filthy shit he had the first half of '21- keeps it all year. Arroyo stays healthy. Dalbec and Devers are keeping pace for record HR seasons and Dalbec is making the season ending hand injury to JDM a non-issue. Casas gets called up to platoon at DH, 1B, 3B with D and D and does.... quite well. Ronaldo Hernandez also gets called up to help out the completely ineffectual and sloppy Christian Vazquez. Makes it clear that he should be the starting C when the playoffs start.
You're welcome.

-Team leader in Wins? Whitlock
-Team leader in Saves? Barnes
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Houck
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Xander
-Team leader in HR? Dalbec
-Team leader in Steals? Arroyo
-Team leader in HBP? Arroyo
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Dalbec
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? Verdugo
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? JD Martinez
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Sale
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Ronaldo Hernandez, Casas
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Verdugo
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Verdugo
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Verdugo
 

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91 wins
-Team leader in Wins? Eovaldi
-Team leader in Saves? Barnes
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Sale
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Bogaerts
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Steals? Hernandez
-Team leader in HBP? JD
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? Bradley
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Sale
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Sale
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Casas
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Diekman
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Verdugo
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Diekman
 
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Editing: I am (still) not optimistic, upping my guess to 77 Wins with the addition of Story.

-Team leader in Wins? Piveta
-Team leader in Saves? Barnes ... assuming any good relievers are shipped out at the deadline
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Eovaldi
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Steals? Story
-Team leader in HBP? Vazquez
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? JBJ
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Hill
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Paxton
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Casas
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Nobody
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Sale
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Verdugo
 
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92 wins.

-Team leader in Wins? Eovaldi
-Team leader in Saves? Barnes
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Houck
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Bogaerts
-Team leader in HR? Story
-Team leader in Steals? Story
-Team leader in HBP? Hernandez
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? Verdugo
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Strahm
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Sale
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Casas
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Nobody
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Nobody
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Verdugo
 
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91 wins. 3rd wild card.

-Team leader in Wins? Pivetta
-Team leader in Saves? Robles
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Whitlock
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Dalbec
-Team leader in Steals? Story
-Team leader in HBP? Verdugo
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? JBJ
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Martinez
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Winckowski
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Casas
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Verdugo
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Verdugo
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Arroyo
 

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83 wins
Wins: Pivetta
ERA: Whitlock
Batting Average: Xander
HR’s: Story
Steals: Tie Duran/Story
HBP: Kiki
1B after break: Casas
RF after break: JBJ
Injured: Raffy
Pitcher not on roster: K Crawford
Non pitcher on roster: Duran
First punch: Dugo
Suspension: Pivetta
Facial hair: ARAUZ
 
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Wins: 91.

-Team leader in Wins? Eovaldi
-Team leader in Saves? Barnes
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Deikman
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Story
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Steals? Story
-Team leader in HBP? Kiké
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? JBJ
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Sale
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Derek Holland
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Casas
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Devers
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Verdugo
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Verdugo
 

BravesField

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Oct 27, 2021
125
Wins: 81.

-Team leader in Wins? Eovaldi
-Team leader in Saves? Barnes
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Eovaldi
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Story
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Steals? Story
-Team leader in HBP? Dalbec
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? JBJ
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Vazquez
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Sale
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Casas
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Zero punches
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Verdugo
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Verdugo

Wish we had first Player/Pitcher released or traded.... Maybe next year.....
 

BornToRun

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We all remember what happened the last time we opened up a season in New York with Toronto as the favorites in the division. I said 94-96 and we’re going all the way.
 

ELMA 30100110

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Jan 16, 2021
15
91 Wins

-Team leader in Wins? - Houck
-Team leader in Saves? - Barnes
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? - Houck
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? - Xander
-Team leader in HR? - Devers
-Team leader in Steals? - Story
-Team leader in HBP? - Kike
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? - Dalbec
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? - Durran
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? - Wacha
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? - Winchauski (Sorry for spelling)
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? - Arauz
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? - (Bent-Neck) Brasier
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? - (Bent-Neck) Brasier
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? - Diekman
 

ELMA 30100110

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Jan 16, 2021
15
BRS3 said:
The Sox won it all in 2018 when my son was born. My daughter is due in a few months. So, 108 wins.

Wow! I so hope you're right! And Congratulations!
 
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uk_sox_fan

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Nov 11, 2006
1,273
London, England
93 wins. 1st.

-Team leader in Wins? Sale
-Team leader in Saves? Barnes
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Sale
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Steals? Story
-Team leader in HBP? Kiké
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? Verdugo (with the astonishing Christin Stewart taking over in left)
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Hill
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Groome
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Christin Stewart
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Zero punches
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Dalbec
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Verdugo
 
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Mighty Joe Young

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Sep 14, 2002
7,246
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93 wins - wildcard

-Team leader in Wins? Eovaldi
-Team leader in Saves? Saves are a stupid stat
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Sale (if he gets there - otherwise Eovaldi)
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Bogaerts
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Steals? Hernandez
-Team leader in HBP? JD
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? TBA
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Would have been Sale. Now its JD
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Sale
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Casas
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Vazquez
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Verdugo
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Verdugo
 

TheDeuce222

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Jul 19, 2005
376
Wins: 95 - Win AL East

-Team leader in Wins? Eovaldi
-Team leader in Saves? Diekman
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Eovaldi
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Bogaerts
-Team leader in HR? Story
-Team leader in Steals? Story
-Team leader in HBP? Devers
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? Duran
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Arroyo
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Sale
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Casas
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Verdugo
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Verdugo
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Verdugo
 

LogansDad

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Nov 15, 2006
22,965
Alamogordo
Wins: 102 - 2nd AL East, Win World Series (What can I say? I'm an optimist.)

-Team leader in Wins? Whitlock
-Team leader in Saves? Strahm (with, like 8, due to the committee)
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Whitlock
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Steals? Duran
-Team leader in HBP? Devers
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? Verdugo
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Barnes
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Bello
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Casas
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? None
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Sale
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Cora
 

nvalvo

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Jul 16, 2005
20,059
Rogers Park
Wins: 102 - 2nd AL East, Win World Series (What can I say? I'm an optimist.)
I guess the Giants-Dodgers run in 2021 in a division with three contenders is a kind of proof of concept for 102 wins taking second in an AL East with four contenders.
 

Jason Bae

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Jul 23, 2021
464
NJ
88-74, 3rd place in AL East, Wild Card


-Team leader in Wins? Eovaldi
-Team leader in Saves? Barnes
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Houck
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Dalbec
-Team leader in Steals? Story
-Team leader in HBP? Devers
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Dalbec
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? Verdugo
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Arroyo
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Sale
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Duran
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Verdugo
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Verdugo
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Diekman
 

cantor44

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Dec 23, 2020
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Chicago, IL
I'm reserving my prediction for the season record until we know for sure what the roster is on opening day. I suspect a trade might be in the works ....
 

Rovin Romine

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Jul 14, 2005
18,781
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Bumping this now that the Roster is firming up. Remember, you must pick an exact number of games in your post before the first live pitch is thrown in the regular season.
 

azsoxpatsfan

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May 23, 2014
3,826
97 wins, first in AL East


Team leader in Wins? Eovaldi
-Team leader in Saves? Barnes
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Houck
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Bogaerts
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Steals? Story
-Team leader in HBP? Verdugo
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Dalbec
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? JBJ
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Arroyo
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Sale
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Casas
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Verdugo
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Verdugo
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Verdugo
 

Red(s)HawksFan

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Jan 23, 2009
17,626
Maine
89 wins, 3rd in East, wildcard

Team leader in Wins? Eovaldi
-Team leader in Saves? Barnes
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Whitlock
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Kike
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Steals? Vazquez (back to back)
-Team leader in HBP? Bogaerts
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Dalbec
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? Verdugo
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Hill
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Robles
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Fitzy
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Kike
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Houck
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Sawamura
 

cantor44

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Dec 23, 2020
1,403
Chicago, IL
It seems like the team as of 4/4 is the team we got until, perhaps the trade deadline.

so .... I'm going with a category that ain't offered - 88-91 wins ...last wildcard spot ...

-Team leader in Wins? Eovaldi
-Team leader in Saves? Diekman
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Whitlock
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Xander
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Steals? Story
-Team leader in HBP? Vedugo
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Dalbec
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? TBD - player not currently on the team acquired via trade
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Barnes
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Robles
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Duran or TBD player acquired via trade
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Vedugo
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Verdugo
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Verdugo
 

Curtis Pride

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Jul 25, 2005
1,243
Watertown, MA
Wins: 79, miss the playoffs by a couple of games.

In the case of a tie for exact number of games won, a final winner will be determined by greatest number of correct answers to the following tie-breaker questions:
-Team leader in Wins? Eovaldi
-Team leader in Saves? Barnes
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Eovaldi
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Bogaerts
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Steals? Story
-Team leader in HBP? Devers
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? Kike Hernandez
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Wacha
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Paxton
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Casas
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? None, but forced to choose: Vazquez
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Whitlock
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Vazquez
 
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Beale13

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Feb 2, 2006
224
91 wins, make playoffs

-Team leader in Wins? Pivetta
-Team leader in Saves? Whitlock
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Pivetta
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Xander
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Steals? Story
-Team leader in HBP? Vazquez
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? Verdugo
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Hill
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Paxton
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Casas
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Arroyo
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Arroyo
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Houck
 

Rovin Romine

Johnny Rico
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Jul 14, 2005
18,781
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Bumping again.

To vie for the fabulous no-prize, you need to pick an exact number of wins in your post.

We have only 31 valid submissions thus far. (The tie-breaking questions are optional, although charged with unusual drama as Cora's certainly throwing the facial hair question wide open.)

You can edit your post up to the first live pitch in the first Sox game. The season opener had been scheduled for 4/7, but has been postponed due to weather. The new scheduled first game is 4/8 at 1pm.
 
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Petagine in a Bottle

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Jan 13, 2021
6,703
84 wins, make playoffs.

-Team leader in Wins? Eovaldi
-Team leader in Saves? Robles
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Eovaldi
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Verdugo
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Steals? Story
-Team leader in HBP? Hernandez
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? Bradley
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Davis
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Sale
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Casas
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? None
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? None
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Danish
 
Dec 22, 2021
9
92 wins

-Team leader in Wins? Eovaldi
-Team leader in Saves? Robles
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Eovaldi
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Bogie
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Steals? Story
-Team leader in HBP? Dalbec
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Dalbec
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? Bradley
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? JDM
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Sale
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Casas
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Verdugo
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? None
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Vazquez (including haircut)
 

chawson

Member
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Aug 1, 2006
3,324
90 wins
Lose ALDS in 5

-Team leader in Wins? Eovaldi
-Team leader in Saves? Fulmer
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Eovaldi
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Verdugo
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader in Steals? Story
-Team leader in HBP? Hernández
-Player who plays the majority of 1B games after the All-Star Break? Dalbec
-Player who plays the majority of RF games after the All-Star Break? Cordero
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster, who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Hill
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Paxton
-Non-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Cordero
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Shaw
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Sale
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Sawamura