Let's Predict the 2024 Red Sox Season

How Many Games Will the Red Sox Win in 2024


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DeadlySplitter

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At this point I will wait for another three weeks and edit then, likely just before first pitch. Already the equation has changed significantly and it could do so again.
 

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I’m actually moderately optimistic, qed 82-85. The team on the field is significantly more skilled than what they ran out last year. The pitching of course is a black hole. OTOH, Brez seems to be remarkably creative and bold as opposed to his predecessor, and I foresee him doing something, outside of the box once the news on Golito becomes final. In the meanwhile, and particularly with the upcoming draft, the Sox have another good opportunity to deepen the prospect pool and presumably their depth with pitching (that has nothing to do with the 2024 record, of course.). I am fully prepared to scrape egg off myself, having developed great skill with that art over the years.
 

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I’m actually moderately optimistic, qed 82-85. The team on the field is significantly more skilled than what they ran out last year. The pitching of course is a black hole. OTOH, Brez seems to be remarkably creative and bold as opposed to his predecessor, and I foresee him doing something, outside of the box once the news on Golito becomes final. In the meanwhile, and particularly with the upcoming draft, the Sox have another good opportunity to deepen the prospect pool and presumably their depth with pitching (that has nothing to do with the 2024 record, of course.). I am fully prepared to scrape egg off myself, having developed great skill with that art over the years.
Play the game and pick a specific number with tiebreakers?
 

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Well, I'd been holding off on posting my predictions because I'd been hoping against hope for a Monty signing, didn't figure I'd be well served to wait for Giolito to go down. Ah well. I'm going with 74 wins. As I've said elsewhere, I love the upside this team has but I think we're betting on too many leaps from our pitching staff AND needing no injuries. I think the team will have some fun stretches this year, but I think the pitching staff will be running on fumes by sometime in August and we'll be in for another fall baseball death spiral. Oh well. Would love to be wrong and there's enough on this team I'll be tuning in for better or for worse.

Team leader in Wins? Bello
-Team leader in Losses? Houck
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Bello
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader for OPB (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader in OPS? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader for RBI? Devers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Duran
-Team leader in HBP? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of 2B innings this season? Grissom
-Player who plays the majority of CF innings this season? Rafaela
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? Bello, Pivetta, Crawford
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Houck
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Fitts
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Criswell
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Refsnyder
-Name a player who has ML playing time for the Sox in 2024 who is traded away during the season.
(counts for 2 points if you name the player first traded by the Sox.) Jansen
-Player with greatest number of transfers between Boston/Worcester (note: IL stints count, but only if they play a game for Worcester). Dalbec
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Houck
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Duran
-Manager on the final day of the season? Cora
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? 2
 

j-man

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i will say 75 wins now

Team leader in Wins? Bello
-Team leader in Losses? Bello
-Team leader in Saves? jensen if he satys the wholie season
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Bello
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader for OPB (qualifying)? devers
-Team leader in OPS? devers
-Team leader in HR? denvers
-Team leader for RBI? denvers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases?
-Team leader in HBP?
-Player who plays the majority of 2B innings this season?
-Player who plays the majority of CF innings this season?
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? bello montgomeory pevetta
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL?
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)?
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)?
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)?
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)?
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)?
-Name a player who has ML playing time for the Sox in 2024 who is traded away during the season.
(counts for 2 points if you name the player first traded by the Sox.)
-Player with greatest number of transfers between Boston/Worcester (note: IL stints count, but only if they play a game for Worcester).
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days?
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break?
-Manager on the final day of the season? cora
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? 3
 

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Final: 71 wins. With the season starting I’m much more optimistic, and I’ll be happy to be wrong, but am going to stake out this little slice alone from a dark off-season.

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-Team leader in Wins? Bello
-Team leader in Losses? Crawford
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Whitlock
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader for OPB (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader in OPS? Casas
-Team leader in HR? O’Neil
-Team leader for RBI? Devers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Duran
-Team leader in HBP? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of 2B innings this season? Grissom
-Player who plays the majority of CF innings this season? Rafaella
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? Bello, Pivetta, Crawford
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? O’Neil
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Fitts
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Slaten
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? O’Neil
-Name a player who has ML playing time for the Sox in 2024 who is traded away during the season. Jansen
(counts for 2 points if you name the player first traded by the Sox.)
-Player with greatest number of transfers between Boston/Worcester (note: IL stints count, but only if they play a game for Worcester). Criswell
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? None
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Winkowski (it has to be somebody in the pen, right?)
-Manager on the final day of the season? Cora
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? 0 - they don't wind up facing him
 
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Amos Otis regrets

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88-74. A vastly improved defensive team allows the pitching staff to take a big step forward.

-Team leader in Wins? Pivetta
-Team leader in Losses? Bello
-Team leader in Saves? Martin
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Crawford
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader for OPB (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader in OPS? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader for RBI? Devers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Duran
-Team leader in HBP? Devers
-Player who plays the majority of 2B innings this season? Grissom
-Player who plays the majority of CF innings this season? O'Neill
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? Bello, Pivetta, Crawford
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Whitlock
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Jordan Montgomery
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Rafaela
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Jordan Montgomery
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Houck
-Name a player who has ML playing time for the Sox in 2024 who is traded away during the season. Jansen
(counts for 2 points if you name the player first traded by the Sox.)
-Player with greatest number of transfers between Boston/Worcester (note: IL stints count, but only if they play a game for Worcester). Valdez
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Houck
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Isiah Campbell
-Manager on the final day of the season? Cora
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? 0
 

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Vegas has them at 77.5. I’m taking the under here and going with 77 wins.
 

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83-79, as Story stabilizes the infield d, Raffaella discovers its not a crime against nature to lay off pitches in the dirt, Brez earns his salary by unearthing quality depth for the staff, and Crawford emerges as a solid #2-3.

Team leader in Wins? Crawford
-Team leader in Losses? Pivetta
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Crawford
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Devers
-Team leader for OPB (qualifying)? Devers
-Team leader in OPS? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader for RBI? Devers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Duran
-Team leader in HBP? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of 2B innings this season? Grissom
-Player who plays the majority of CF innings this season? Rafaela
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? Crawford, Bello, Pivetta
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? O’Neill
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Fitts
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Criswell
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Refsnyder
-Name a player who has ML playing time for the Sox in 2024 who is traded away during the season.
(counts for 2 points if you name the player first traded by the Sox.) Jansen
-Player with greatest number of transfers between Boston/Worcester (note: IL stints count, but only if they play a game for Worcester). Dalbec
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Houck
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Duran
-Manager on the final day of the season? Cora
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? 4

Props to all from whom I cribbed answers that seemed right.
 
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Quatchie

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68 wins
Cora fired by mid August
Trevor Story and significant $ dealt at the deadline for prospects
Bello TJS (don't want or wish this, but it seems we are in a dark timeline right now where nothing goes right)
 

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87 wins

Team leader in Wins? Crawford
-Team leader in Losses? Pivetta
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Bello
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader for OPB (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader in OPS? Casas
-Team leader in HR? Casas
-Team leader for RBI? Casas
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Duran
-Team leader in HBP? Duran
-Player who plays the majority of 2B innings this season? Grissom
-Player who plays the majority of CF innings this season? Duran
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? Crawford, Bello, Pivetta
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? O’Neill
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Mata
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)?
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Duran
-Name a player who has ML playing time for the Sox in 2024 who is traded away during the season.
(counts for 2 points if you name the player first traded by the Sox.) Dalbec
-Player with greatest number of transfers between Boston/Worcester (note: IL stints count, but only if they play a game for Worcester). Dalbec
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Duran
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Duran
-Manager on the final day of the season? Cora
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? 1
 

RS2004foreever

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87+ 290
81-86 +275
75 - 80 +280
69 - 74 +450
68 or fewer +550

I bet $100 on 81-86 and 25 on 87+. Not huge bets but I always cheer for the team.
If you believe they blow it up at the trade deadline 68-74 looks interesting.

I also bet the A's over 66 wins (+450) for $50
 

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Current odds on draft kings
87+ 290
81-86 +275
75 - 80 +280
69 - 74 +450
68 or fewer +550

I bet $100 on 81-86 and 25 on 87+. Not huge bets but I always cheer for the team.
If you believe they blow it up at the trade deadline 68-74 looks interesting.

I also bet the A's over 66 wins (+450) for $50
I mean this in the nicest way for the context of this thread only - no one cares about your gambling.

Go big or go home: Pick a specific number of wins in this thread and answer some tie-breakers.
 
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HfxBob

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I mean this in the nicest way for the context of this thread only - no one cares about your gambling.

Go big or go home: Pick a specific number of wins in this thread and answer some tie-breakers.
I care about his gambling. Well, not exactly, but his post does relate to consensus projections for the team. Because the guys that set those odds know the projections as well as anyone does.

And let's face it, sports and gambling are irrevocably intertwined now.
 

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I care about his gambling. Well, not exactly, but his post does relate to consensus projections for the team. Because the guys that set those odds know the projections as well as anyone does.

And let's face it, sports and gambling are irrevocably intertwined now.
Regardless of if that's true or not, this is not the thread for that conversation. If you want to have it, you should start a new thread.

Also, I think this is twice you've posted without making an actual pick. So, if I'm correct about that, I'll convey the same challenge to you; make a specific win pick and choose some tie-breakers. (You're also welcome to discuss why you picked that number, of course.)
 

HfxBob

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Regardless of if that's true or not, this is not the thread for that conversation. If you want to have it, you should start a new thread.

Also, I think this is twice you've posted without making an actual pick. So, if I'm correct about that, I'll convey the same challenge to you; make a specific win pick and choose some tie-breakers. (You're also welcome to discuss why you picked that number, of course.)
80 wins.

-Team leader in Wins? Bello
-Team leader in Losses? Crawford
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Whitlock
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader for OPB (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader in OPS? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader for RBI? Devers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Duran
-Team leader in HBP? Devers
-Player who plays the majority of 2B innings this season? Grissom
-Player who plays the majority of CF innings this season? Rafaela
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? Bello, Crawford, Pivetta
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? O'Neill
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Criswell
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Campbell
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? O'Neill
-Name a player who has ML playing time for the Sox in 2024 who is traded away during the season. Jansen
(counts for 2 points if you name the player first traded by the Sox.)
-Player with greatest number of transfers between Boston/Worcester (note: IL stints count, but only if they play a game for Worcester). Bernardino
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? None.
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Casas
-Manager on the final day of the season? Cora
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? 4
 
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I'm thinking 69 wins. The catalyst of that is taking an internal solution to replacing Giolito, as Brez may have implied. If the inside solution takes hold, there will be a growing number of losses by June, and the Sox will be mostly sellers at the deadline, dispensing even more of the experienced pitchers, including relievers. I will gladly revise those numbers if we grab onto a free-agent better than Lorenzen. If it is Lorenzen, that would add three or so wins to the total.
 

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70 Wins. I expect the Sox to be sellers by the deadline this season.

-Team leader in Wins? Bello
-Team leader in Losses? Houck
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Bello
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader for OPB (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader in OPS? Yoshida
-Team leader in HR? Dalbec
-Team leader for RBI? Dalbec
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Duran
-Team leader in HBP? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of 2B innings this season? Grissom
-Player who plays the majority of CF innings this season? Ceddanne
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? Bello, Crawford, Houck
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Devers
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Fitts
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Fitts
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? No One
-Name a player who has ML playing time for the Sox in 2024 who is traded away during the season. Jansen
(counts for 2 points if you name the player first traded by the Sox.)
-Player with greatest number of transfers between Boston/Worcester (note: IL stints count, but only if they play a game for Worcester). Jacques
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? No one
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Duran
-Manager on the final day of the season? Cora
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? zero
 

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75 wins

-Team leader in Wins? Crawford
-Team leader in Losses? Bello
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Crawford
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Devers
-Team leader for OPB (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader in OPS? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader for RBI? Devers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Rafaela
-Team leader in HBP? Story
-Player who plays the majority of 2B innings this season? Valdez
-Player who plays the majority of CF innings this season? Rafaela
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? Crawford, Bello, Pivetta
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Whitlock
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Slaten
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Slaten
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? O’Neill
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Nobody
-Name a player who has ML playing time for the Sox in 2024 who is traded away during the season. (counts for 2 points if you name the player first traded by the Sox.) Martin
-Player with greatest number of transfers between Boston/Worcester (note: IL stints count, but only if they play a game for Worcester). Abreu
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Bello
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Winckowski
-Manager on the final day of the season? Cora
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? zero
 

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80 Wins

-Team leader in Wins? Bello
-Team leader in Losses? Bello
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Crawford
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader for OPB (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader in OPS? Casas
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader for RBI? Devers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Duran
-Team leader in HBP? Devers
-Player who plays the majority of 2B innings this season? Grissom
-Player who plays the majority of CF innings this season? Rafaela
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? Bello, Crawford, Pivetta
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? O’Neill
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Criswell
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Slaten
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? O’Neill
-Name a player who has ML playing time for the Sox in 2024 who is traded away during the season.
(counts for 2 points if you name the player first traded by the Sox.) Jansen
-Player with greatest number of transfers between Boston/Worcester (note: IL stints count, but only if they play a game for Worcester). Hamilton
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? O'Neill
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Duran
-Manager on the final day of the season? Cora
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? 4
 

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-Team leader in Wins? Crawford
-Team leader in Losses? Whitlock
-Team leader in Saves? Martin
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Bello
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader for OPB (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader in OPS? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader for RBI? Devers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Duran
-Team leader in HBP? Abreu
-Player who plays the majority of 2B innings this season? Rafaela
-Player who plays the majority of CF innings this season? Duran
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? Bello, Pivetta, Crawford
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Wong
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Criswell
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Campbell
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? O'Neill
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Valdez
-Name a player who has ML playing time for the Sox in 2024 who is traded away during the season. Dalbec
(counts for 2 points if you name the player first traded by the Sox.)
-Player with greatest number of transfers between Boston/Worcester (note: IL stints count, but only if they play a game for Worcester). Slaten
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Valdez
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Casas
-Manager on the final day of the season? Cora
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? 3
 

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74 wins

-Team leader in Wins? Bello
-Team leader in Losses? Houck
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Bello
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader for OPB (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader in OPS? Casas
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader for RBI? Casas
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Duran
-Team leader in HBP? Rafaela
-Player who plays the majority of 2B innings this season? Grissom
-Player who plays the majority of CF innings this season? Duran
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? Bello, Houck, Crawford
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Winckowski
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Criswell
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Heineman
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Criswell
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Crawford
-Name a player who has ML playing time for the Sox in 2024 who is traded away during the season. Pivetta
(counts for 2 points if you name the player first traded by the Sox.)
-Player with greatest number of transfers between Boston/Worcester (note: IL stints count, but only if they play a game for Worcester). Rafaela
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Valdez
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Winckowski
-Manager on the final day of the season? Cora
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? 6
 

patinorange

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6 miles from Angel Stadium
I'm going with one less win than last year. 77 wins. Infield defense is slightly better, outfield defense is slightly worse.​
Pitching and catching seem like a wash. Depending on our new second baseman and Story's health, hitting could be significantly better. (I hope)​

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(Hitting reply and then responding to them is probably the easiest way to log your answers. Any answer that hedges a bet with two possibilities is disqualified, although "none" is always acceptable. fWAR and baseballreference.com's formula for qualifying players will be used unless otherwise noted.)​
-Team leader in Wins? Pivetta​
-Team leader in Losses? Whitlock​
-Team leader in Saves? Jensen​
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Pivetta​
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida​
-Team leader for OPB (qualifying)? Yoshida​
-Team leader in OPS? Casas​
-Team leader in HR? Devers​
-Team leader for RBI? Devers​
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Rafaela​
-Team leader in HBP? Casas​
-Player who plays the majority of 2B innings this season? Valdez​
-Player who plays the majority of CF innings this season? Rafaela​
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? Pivetta Crawford Bello​
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Duran​
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)?​
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)?​
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)?​
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)?​
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Story​
-Name a player who has ML playing time for the Sox in 2024 who is traded away during the season. Duran​
(counts for 2 points if you name the player first traded by the Sox.)​
-Player with greatest number of transfers between Boston/Worcester (note: IL stints count, but only if they play a game for Worcester). Dalbec​
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Devers​
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Casas​
-Manager on the final day of the season? Bobby Valentine​
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? 2​
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loneredseat

New Member
Dec 8, 2023
80
I'm feeling good about the young crop. 87 wins. Go Sox!

Team leader in Wins? Bello
-Team leader in Losses? Pivetta
-Team leader in Saves? Martin
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Bello
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader for OBP? (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader in OPS? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader for RBI? Devers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Rafaela
-Team leader in HBP? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of 2B innings this season? Grissom
-Player who plays the majority of CF innings this season? Rafaela
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? Bello, Crawford, Houck
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Duran
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Montgomery?
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Criswell
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Houck
-Name a player who has ML playing time for the Sox in 2024 who is traded away during the season.
(counts for 2 points if you name the player first traded by the Sox.) Jansen
-Player with greatest number of transfers between Boston/Worcester (note: IL stints count, but only if they play a game for Worcester). Criswell
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Houck
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Story
-Manager on the final day of the season? Cora
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? 4
 

1974pawsox

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Nov 3, 2005
115
Northern Virginia
79 wins

-Team leader in Wins? Crawford
-Team leader in Losses? Bello
-Team leader in Saves? Martin
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Bello
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader for OPB (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader in OPS? Casas
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader for RBI? Devers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Duran
-Team leader in HBP? Story
-Player who plays the majority of 2B innings this season? Valdez
-Player who plays the majority of CF innings this season? C-Note
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? Bello, Pivetta, Crawford
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Story
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Mata
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Romy
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Weissert
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? O'Neill
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Duran
-Name a player who has ML playing time for the Sox in 2024 who is traded away during the season. Grissom
(counts for 2 points if you name the player first traded by the Sox.)
-Player with greatest number of transfers between Boston/Worcester (note: IL stints count, but only if they play a game for Worcester). Zack Kelly
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Houck
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Campbell
-Manager on the final day of the season? Cora
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? none
 

Sox in the sticks

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Apr 9, 2022
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I think I said 85 wins last year. I was wrong, but I'm going to stick with it.

Team leader in Wins? Pivetta
-Team leader in Losses? Houck
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Bello
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader for OPB (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader in OPS? Casas
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader for RBI? Story
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Duran
-Team leader in HBP? Wong
-Player who plays the majority of 2B innings this season? Grissom
-Player who plays the majority of CF innings this season? Rafaela
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? Bello, Pivetta, Crawford
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? O'Neill
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Hendriks
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Slaten
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Abreu
-Name a player who has ML playing time for the Sox in 2024 who is traded away during the season.
(counts for 2 points if you name the player first traded by the Sox.) Jansen
-Player with greatest number of transfers between Boston/Worcester (note: IL stints count, but only if they play a game for Worcester). Dalbec
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Houck
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Duran
-Manager on the final day of the season? Cora
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? 6
 

iddoc

New Member
Nov 17, 2006
140
80 wins

-Team leader in Wins? Bello
-Team leader in Losses? Pivetta
-Team leader in Saves? Martin
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Bello
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader for OBP (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader in OPS? Casas
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader for RBI? Devers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Duran
-Team leader in HBP? Story
-Player who plays the majority of 2B innings this season? Grissom
-Player who plays the majority of CF innings this season? Rafaela
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? Bello, Pivetta, Crawford
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Whitlock
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Criswell
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Campbell
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? O'Neill
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Nobody
-Name a player who has ML playing time for the Sox in 2024 who is traded away during the season. Jansen
(counts for 2 points if you name the player first traded by the Sox.)
-Player with greatest number of transfers between Boston/Worcester (note: IL stints count, but only if they play a game for Worcester). Valdez
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? None
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Winckowski
-Manager on the final day of the season? Cora
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? 0
 

Max Power

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Jul 20, 2005
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I'm going to be optimistic and predict 82-80, a winning record.

-Team leader in Wins? Pivetta
-Team leader in Losses? Crawford
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Pivetta
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Devers
-Team leader for OPB (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader in OPS? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader for RBI? Story
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Story
-Team leader in HBP? O'Neill
-Player who plays the majority of 2B innings this season? Grissom
-Player who plays the majority of CF innings this season? Duran
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? Bello, Pivetta, Crawford
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Winckowski
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Martin
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Slaten
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? O'Neill
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Houck
-Name a player who has ML playing time for the Sox in 2024 who is traded away during the season. Jansen
(counts for 2 points if you name the player first traded by the Sox.)
-Player with greatest number of transfers between Boston/Worcester (note: IL stints count, but only if they play a game for Worcester). Jacques
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Houck
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Casas
-Manager on the final day of the season? Cora
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? 3
 

moretsyndrome

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Jan 24, 2006
2,208
Pawtucket
Here we go: 81-81 for the 'win'.

-Team leader in Wins? Houck
-Team leader in Losses? Bello
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Whitlock
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Devers
-Team leader for OPB (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader in OPS? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader for RBI? Devers (we're breaking out big this year, dammit. MVP!)
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Duran
-Team leader in HBP? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of 2B innings this season? Grissom
-Player who plays the majority of CF innings this season? Duran
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? Crawford, (edit) Houck, Winckowski
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Story
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Mata
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Chase Anderson
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? O'Neill
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Houck
-Name a player who has ML playing time for the Sox in 2024 who is traded away during the season. Pivetta
(counts for 2 points if you name the player first traded by the Sox.)
-Player with greatest number of transfers between Boston/Worcester (note: IL stints count, but only if they play a game for Worcester). Abreu
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Houck
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Houck
-Manager on the final day of the season? Joey Cora
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? 0
 

streeter88

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Apr 2, 2006
1,807
Melbourne, Australia
Based on almost nothing new except that there seems to be a bit of optimism and youth coming out of spring training, I have bumped my predicted win total back up to 77. If they sign Montgomery I will put it up to 81, but I seriously doubt they will.
@Rovin Romine I have edited my original post.

EDIT: I am now trying to talk myself into upping my prediction to 77 or even (gasp) 78 wins same as last year. Farking sorry state this offseason has reduced me to. Any words of wisdom out there? I just don't see where they have improved, except as the young hitters are maturing, and maybe Yoshida will have adjusted to the league. The pitching is definitely NOT better, unless 2nd half Pivetta is the real deal and the B's have actual black magic working. The defense might be a bit better, but how many wins does that equal? I hate having no optimism - and I blame it on the ridiculous "full throttle" comments that were clearly not the view of the actual ownership group. OK I am going with 77. Minus one for Sam Kennedy - he is a loss all by himself.
 
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Muddy Chicken

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Jul 25, 2011
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Sox win 79
Team leader in Wins? Bello
-Team leader in Losses? Houck
-Team leader in Saves? Winckowski
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Pivetta
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader for OPB (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader in OPS? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader for RBI? Casas
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Duran
-Team leader in HBP? Casas
-Player who plays the majority of 2B innings this season? Reyes
-Player who plays the majority of CF innings this season? Rafaela
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? Bello, Pivetta & Crawford
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Jansen
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Murphy
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Yorke
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Campbell
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Duran
-Name a player who has ML playing time for the Sox in 2024 who is traded away during the season. Dalbec
(counts for 2 points if you name the player first traded by the Sox.)
-Player with greatest number of transfers between Boston/Worcester (note: IL stints count, but only if they play a game for Worcester). Bernardino
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Slaten
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Duran
-Manager on the final day of the season? Varitek
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? 2
 
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Harry Hooper

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Jan 4, 2002
34,604
74 wins

-Team leader in Wins? Pavetta
-Team leader in Losses? Bello
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Houck
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader for OPB (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader in OPS? Casas
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader for RBI? Yoshida
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Duran
-Team leader in HBP? Abreu
-Player who plays the majority of 2B innings this season? Rafaella
-Player who plays the majority of CF innings this season? Duran
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? Bello, Pivetta, Crawford
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Whitlock
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Bernardino
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Fitts
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Abreu
-Name a player who has ML playing time for the Sox in 2024 who is traded away during the season. Martin
(counts for 2 points if you name the player first traded by the Sox.)
-Player with greatest number of transfers between Boston/Worcester (note: IL stints count, but only if they play a game for Worcester). Dalbec
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Wong
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Houck
-Manager on the final day of the season? Fox
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? 1
 

Huck Masterson

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Jul 30, 2020
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90 wins, because, hope is the thing with feathers

-Team leader in Wins? Bello
-Team leader in Losses? Pivetta
-Team leader in Saves? Martin
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Bello
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader for OPB (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader in OPS? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Devers
-Team leader for RBI? Casas
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Duran
-Team leader in HBP? O’Neill
-Player who plays the majority of 2B innings this season? Grissom
-Player who plays the majority of CF innings this season? Rafaela
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? Bello, Pivetta, Whitlock
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Jansen
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Montgomery
-Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Grissom
-Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? Montgomery
-Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2023) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)? O'Neill
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Devers
-Name a player who has ML playing time for the Sox in 2024 who is traded away during the season. Duran
(counts for 2 points if you name the player first traded by the Sox.)
-Player with greatest number of transfers between Boston/Worcester (note: IL stints count, but only if they play a game for Worcester). Campbell
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? McGuire
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Casas
-Manager on the final day of the season? Cora
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? 0