Let's Predict the 2024 Red Sox Season

How Many Games Will the Red Sox Win in 2024


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Rovin Romine

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OK - update time.

We don't have an official 26 man yet, but the two threads for pitching and the lineup in this forum have recent updates. (Once we get one, if someone wants to post it here, that would be helpful.)

This is how our picks stand of this morning. You can see how close you are to other picks and adjust either your pick or your tiebreaker accordingly.

Please note: whatever is in your actual post as of the first pitch of the first official Sox game controls. If there's a typo in this spreadsheet, don't worry. You don't have to tell me you've updated things, nor do you have to make a separate post saying you've changed your pick. What you do need to do is: update your actual picking post with tiebreakers.

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jteders1

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Waited as long as I could, I'll go with 75-87.

-Team leader in Wins? Bello
-Team leader in Losses? Bello
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Bello
-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? Story
-Team leader in HBP? Yoshida
-Player who plays the majority of 2B innings this season? Grissom
-Player who plays the majority of CF innings this season? Rafella
-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'Niel
-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)? Rosier
-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)? Rosier
-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). Sogard
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Abreu
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Houck
-Manager on the final day of the season? Alex
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? 3
 

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88 Wins

-Team leader in Wins? Pivetta
-Team leader in Losses? Crawford
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Bello
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Grissom
-Team leader for OPB (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader in OPS? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Story
-Team leader for RBI? Casas
-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? Duran
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? Bello, Pivetta, Houck
-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)? 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)? Grissom
-Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)? Dalbec
-Name a player who has ML playing time for the Sox in 2024 who is traded away during the season. Valdez
(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? Campbell
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Houck
-Manager on the final day of the season? Cora
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? 5
 
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Fuck it. I'm gonna jump in with the overly overly optimistic predictions, sure to be the first one eliminated from the contest. I mean, why not? It will be fun if I'm even still in the running come September.

96 wins.

Don't expect tie-breakers will be necessary for me. I'll fill them out anyway.

Tie-Breaker Questions

-Team leader in Wins? Pivetta
-Team leader in Losses? Crawford
-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? Devers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Story
-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? Pivetta, Bello, Houck
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Rafaela
-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)? 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. Joely Rodriguez
(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? Pivetta
-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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This year's team looks way better than last season's and they won 78 after a complete collapse in August in September. I'm going with:
87 wins (last WC spot) Advance to 2nd round. Lose to Baltimore

-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)? Rafaela
-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? McGuire
-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, Houck
-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)? Mata
-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. Valdez
(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? Houck
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Winchowski
-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. He'll toss a complete game shutout
 

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I'm going to be (probably irrationally) optimistic and say 86 wins.


-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)? - 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? - Pivetta, Bello, 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)? - 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)? - 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)? - no one--the Red Sox come in peace, and do their talking on the scoreboard
-Name a player who has ML playing time for the Sox in 2024 who is traded away during the season. - Chris 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). - Bernardino
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? - no one gets suspended
-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? - 3
 
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89 wins
-Team leader in Wins? Pivetta​
-Team leader in Losses? Houck​
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen​
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Pivetta​
-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? Story​
-Team leader in HBP? Yoshida​
-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)? 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)? Criswell​
-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)? Crawford​
-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? Crawford​
-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​
 

Rovin Romine

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HEY EVERYONE!!!

When the first pitch is thrown, I'm going to sweep the thread and record everyone's best guess at that moment.

So, ideally, please just try to have one post with your win total and tie breakers.

I really don't care how that happens: update your old one, make a new one and edit your earlier one to an "ignore me," or put strike-throughs through the old one or whatever.

If there are multiple posts, I'll try to figure things out, but I'm not going to spent an inordinate amount of time parsing the evolution of your pick.

I mean, I personally think how the guesses/predictions have changed in responses to the off-seasons developments (or non-developments) is interesting, and I'll probably do a post with those numbers after the season is underway for the curious. But for the sake of the contest, we also need some clarity as to what anyone's actual pick is.

I'm updating mine a little bit to reflect. . .
(Please edit your earlier post.)

Fuck it. I'm gonna jump in with the overly overly optimistic predictions, sure to be the first one eliminated from the contest. I mean, why not? It will be fun if I'm even still in the running come September.
I like the cut of your jib sir! (And may you be the last one standing this year.)

I'm considering changing my own pick to a nearby-empty number, if only to make the daily flow of elimination that much smoother.
 

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With Giolito out, Montgomery not signed, but with some spring sparks of hope from the youngsters, I'm gonna amend my prediction to 78 wins. If I may.
 

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89 wins. I really believe this team is going to grow this season. Sure, the bottom can fall out, but the athleticism and versatility is off the charts.....at least compared with previous Red Sox teams.

-Team leader in Wins? Bello
-Team leader in Losses? Bello
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Martin
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Story
-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? Rafaela
-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? Rafella
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? Bello, Pivetta, Houck
-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)? Romy Gonzalez
-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)? 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). Hamilton
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Duran
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Houck
-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
 

Rovin Romine

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Y’all are playing it too safe with your tiebreakers.
Some of them have simple solid answers, and others. . .well, one year someone picked themselves for stupidest facial hair at the ASB. You have to admire someone just making a tie-breaker their own like that. If it came right down to it, and the contest were hanging on a single point with that question the decision maker - I'd say that it's probably worthy of a tie.

But, in the spirit of perhaps learning from our previous answers, I'm going to post last year's breakdown, as compiled by @JM3, showing the number of posters who selected a response. The post below was from September and shows how things stood at the time. I'm not sure I did a final version with the definitive winners for each question - but if anyone wants to kill some time today - copy and update the following.

It's pretty fascinating; the hopes (including my own) that were pinned on Sale, Hernandez, and Mondesi!

Thanks to JM3, we also have a spread of the answers in tie-breakers.

While the following is not definitive, I think it's interesting to see what's possible, and what's unlikely with a month left to play.

#1 Team leader in Wins?
Chris Sale 27
Corey Kluber 17
Brayan Bello 16
Garrett Whitlock 5
Nick Pivetta 3
James Paxton 1

Bello is currently at 10, with Pivetta 9, and Paxton 7. Sale and Whitlock are both at 5. So while it's possible they'd match Bello. . .


#2 Team leader in Saves?
Kenley Jansen 64
Tanner Houck 4
Garrett Whitlock 1


Jansen is at 29 and neither of the others have a save, so this is a lock.



Winckowski has 3 at the moment, with 6 others at 1.


#3 -Team leader in ERA (qualifying)?
Chris Sale 29
Brayan Bello 15
Garrett Whitlock 12
Corey Kluber 5
James Paxton 2
John Schreiber 2
Nick Pivetta 1
Tanner Houck 1
None 1
[no answer] 1

Bello is current front-runner.


#4 Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)?
Masataka Yoshida 47
Rafael Devers 12
Alex Verdugo 4
Justin Turner 4
Christian Arroyo 2

Yoshida is at .294, with Turner at .285


#5 -Team leader in HR?
Rafael Devers 54
Triston Casas 12
Adam Duvall 2
Masataka Yoshida 1

Devers leads Turner 29-22, with Casas at 21.


#6 -Team leader in Stolen Bases?
Adalberto Mondesi 36
Kiké Hernandez 13

Trevor Story 5
Jarren Duran 4
[no answer] 4
Alex Verdugo 3
David Hamilton 2

Cedanne Rafaela 1
Christian Arroyo 1

Duran has 24, followed by Yoshida with 8. . .so unless Story or Rafaela goes out of their minds, this is essentially a lock as well.


#7 Team leader in HBP?
Justin Turner 30
Triston Casas 9
Rafael Devers 8
Alex Verdugo 7
Kiké Hernandez 5
Adam Duvall 3
Christian Arroyo 3
Don Baylor 1
Jorge Alfaro 1

Yoshida/Casas/Turner tie 1

Devers and Turner are tied at 9, with Yoshida at 7.



#8 Player who plays the majority of 2B games this season?
Christian Arroyo 42
Trevor Story 13
Adalberto Mondesi 7
Enmanuel Valdez 3
Kiké Hernandez 2
Bobby Dalbec 1

We'll need a slide rule for this one.


#9 Player who plays the majority of CF games after the All-Star Break?
Kiké Hernandez 37
Adam Duvall 20
Cedanne Rafaela 6
Jarren Duran 4
Raimel Tapia 1

Ditto, though it seems easier.


#10 Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL?
Chris Sale 16
Christian Arroyo 15
Adam Duvall 8
Corey Kluber 5
Kiké Hernandez 4
James Paxton 4*
Ryan Brasier 4
Connor Wong 3
Kenley Jansen 2
Kutter Crawford 2

Tanner Houck 2
Garrett Whitlock 1*
John Schreiber 1
[no answer] 1*

Kluber went on the IL from June 21 to July 21, but never made it back from rehab and was put on the 60 day IL. So I presume he's the front runner?


#11 Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)?
Brayan Bello 41
Garrett Whitlock 11
James Paxton 8
Bryan Mata 5
Brandon Walter 2
Josh Winckowski 1*

At the moment, Bello is the clear leader.


#12 Position Player not on the Opening Day Roster who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)?
Trevor Story 29
Adaleberto Mondesi 16
Cedanne Rafaela 6
Jarren Duran 6
Enmanuel Valdez 4
Jorge Alfaro 3
Bobby Dalbec 1
Edwin Diaz 1
Brayan Bello 1*
Justin Turner 1*


Duran's the clear leader at 2.2 bWAR.


#13 Pitcher not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)?
Corey Kluber 38
Kenley Jansen 16
James Paxton 7
Bryan Mata 3
Masataka Yoshida 2*
Chris Martin 1
Victor Santos 1

Chris Martin is way out ahead with 2.7 bWAR.

(Interesting how many thought Kluber would be a real asset.)


#14 Position Player not on the 26 man roster at any point last year (2022) who makes the greatest contribution (WAR)?
Masataka Yoshida 50
Justin Turner 7
Cedanne Rafaela 3
Enmanuel Valdez 3
Adam Duvall 2
Nick Sogard 1
Triston Casas 1*


This one is close: Turner 2.3, Duvall 1.9, Yoshida 1.2.


#15 Player to throw the first punch of the year (no shoves - a true swing)?
None 14
Alex Verdugo 12
Justin Turner 5
Tanner Houck 5
Jarren Duran 4
Jorge Alfaro 4
Reese McGuire 4
Christian Aroyo 3
Adam Duvall 2
Chris Sale 2
Nick Pivetta 2
Triston Casas 2
Kiké Hernandez 1
Connor Wong 1
Joely Rodriguez 1
Raimel Tapia 1
Ryan Brasier 1

Tick tock.

#16 Player with the greatest number of suspension days?
Tanner Houck 12
None 9
Alex Verdugo 8
Chris Sale 7
Jarren Duran 6
Justin Turner 3
Reese McGuire 3
Kiké Hernandez 2
Adalberto Mondesi 2
Joely Rodriguez 2
Raimel Tapia 2
Ryan Brasier 2
Adam Duvall 1
Christian Arroyo 1
Corey Kluber 1
Jorge Alfaro 1
Kenley Jansen 1
Nick Pivetta 1

Again, we wait. . .

#17 Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break?
Alex Verdugo 24
Josh Winckowski 9
Justin Turner 6
Triston Casas 6
Tanner Houck 5
Kiké Hernandez 3
Alex Cora 2
John Schreiber 2
Chaim Bloom 1
Chris Sale 1
Dave O'Brien 1
Jarren Duran 1
thestardawg 1

And here. . .we should have a poll.
 

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It’s a lot more work, but I feel like it would be great to give an award to whomever does the best in the tie-breakers
I agree on both counts.

If you (or anyone else) feel like putting together a shareable spreadsheet or helping with such, PM me. We'd have all season really, so it would just be a matter of each contributor taking a little bit on.
 

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76 win in this years big parade.

The yoots will continue to develop well but I fear an already thin rotation…and that’s before the attrition sets in to a staff now training and throwing differently than they ever have.

Team leader in Wins? Bello
-Team leader in Losses? Bello
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Jansen
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader for OPB (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader in OPS? Casas
-Team leader in HR? Casas
-Team leader for RBI? Devers
 

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-Team leader in Wins? Crawford
-Team leader in Losses? Bello
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Qualifying starter: Bello; Qualifying reliever: Martin
-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? 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, Crawford, Houck
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Abreu
-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)?
-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). Valdez
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days?
-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? 1
 

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76 wins.

Tie-Breaker Questions

-Team leader in Wins? Pivetta
-Team leader in Losses? Bello
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Houck
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Devers
-Team leader for OPB (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader in OPS? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Casas
-Team leader for RBI? Devers
-Team leader in Stolen Bases? Story
-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? Duran
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? Pivetta, Bello, Houck
-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)? 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)? Pivetta
-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). Criswell
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Pivetta
-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? 1
 

Bigpupp

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I'm way too salty about this off-season to have any optimism, so I'm going with 68 wins. I think they're going to get off to a slow start and the wheels will fall off rather quickly.

-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)? Yoshida
-Team leader for OBP (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? Yoshida
-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, Houck, Bello
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Pivetta
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Walter
-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)? Luetge
-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). Dalbec
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? O'Neill
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Casas
-Manager on the final day of the season? Venable
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? 0
 

Sandy Leon Trotsky

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88 wins

-Team leader in Wins? Crawford
-Team leader in Losses? Bello
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Qualifying starter: Bello; Qualifying reliever: Martin
-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? 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, Crawford, Houck
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Abreu
-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)?
-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). Valdez
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days?
-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? 1
You're not predicting Pivetta to either lose every game, be traded or to kill a puppy by June 1st?
 

j-man

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Team leader in Wins? Bello
-Team leader in Losses? Bello
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Bello
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader for OBP (qualifying)?Devers
-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? Yoshida
-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, Houck, Bello
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Pivetta
-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Walter
-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)? Luetge
-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). Dalbec
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? O'Neill
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Casas
-Manager on the final day of the season? Venable
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? 3

I Say 77 wins but with OAK And LAA 7 times in first 15 games u should start 9-6 10-5
 

bg1025

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Predicting 84 wins

Team leader in Wins? - Bello
-Team leader in Losses? - Houck
-Team leader in Saves? - Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? - Whitlock
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? - Devers
-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? - 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? - Pivetta, Bello, Crawford
-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)? - 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)? - O'Neill
-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. - 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). - Bernardino
-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? - 4
 

Mugsy's Jock

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77 wins.

-Team leader in Wins? Bello
-Team leader in Losses? Houck
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Crawford
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Duran
-Team leader for OBP (qualifying). Story
-Team leader in OPS? Casas
-Team leader in HR? Casas
-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? 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)? Walter
-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)? Wikelman
-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)? Rafaela
-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). Walter
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? O'Neill
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Houck
-Manager on the final day of the season? Bailey
-Total number of runs (earned or not) the Sox score off Chris Sale in 2024? 0 — he’ll be hurt by May
 

Heating up in the bullpen

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Love that Little Rafi made the team. He and Story and better defense in general will help the starting pitchers, which will help the relievers. Not to mention that Bailey is going to get a little extra out of each of them.
I'm upping my wins guess from 84 to 88 (yes, on my original post). I'd rather be optimistic and wrong than pessimistic and right. Spring is here, the season is about to start, let's play ball and have some fun!
 

BaseballJones

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I'm usually an optimist when it comes to the Sox and Pats, as many of you know. I'm going to put that hat on today as well. It's a "realistic" optimism though, because I'm very worried about the pitching. I think the pitching staff has talent, but it's very thin and unproven (we really don't know how Whitlock and Houck can do over a full season, or whether they can actually be MLB level starting pitchers over a whole season). Just a couple of injuries and we're seeing AAA guys consistently in the rotation.

That said, here are my reasons for looking forward to this season.

1. It's baseball. And I freaking LOVE baseball.

2. Even if the Sox aren't great, it's still baseball.

3. I think the Sox have a lot of young (or semi-young) talent that excites me. Duran, Rafaela, Casas, Abreu, Grissom (when he shows up), Devers, Bello, Whitlock, Houck, O'Neill (not young per se but young enough)....there's a good amount of exciting young (or young-ish) players on the team that I want to see play ball, even if the W-L record doesn't end up being what I hope it is.

4. I do think the future is bright for the organization, and I can't wait to get to Portland and/or Worcester to see some of those guys too.

5. I think this team is more athletic than in years past, and so I can't wait to see the athletic plays they make on the field and on the bases. This isn't a beer-league softball team. It's a bunch of athletic guys doing their thing.

6. Devers. I think he's poised for an MVP-caliber season. Pairing him with Casas gives the Sox two awesome lefty thumpers in the lineup that should be launching balls into the seats all season long. Can't wait for that.

7. Bello. I really, really, think the sky is the limit for him and want to see him, this year, make the LEAP to stardom.

8. It's the 20th anniversary of the most important season in franchise history, and I will be remembering 2004 all season long.

So there you go. Some really good reasons (IMO) to follow this team this year. It's almost baseball season. Let's GOOOOOOOO!!!
 

streeter88

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I'm usually an optimist when it comes to the Sox and Pats, as many of you know. I'm going to put that hat on today as well. It's a "realistic" optimism though, because I'm very worried about the pitching. I think the pitching staff has talent, but it's very thin and unproven (we really don't know how Whitlock and Houck can do over a full season, or whether they can actually be MLB level starting pitchers over a whole season). Just a couple of injuries and we're seeing AAA guys consistently in the rotation.

That said, here are my reasons for looking forward to this season.

1. It's baseball. And I freaking LOVE baseball.

2. Even if the Sox aren't great, it's still baseball.

3. I think the Sox have a lot of young (or semi-young) talent that excites me. Duran, Rafaela, Casas, Abreu, Grissom (when he shows up), Devers, Bello, Whitlock, Houck, O'Neill (not young per se but young enough)....there's a good amount of exciting young (or young-ish) players on the team that I want to see play ball, even if the W-L record doesn't end up being what I hope it is.

4. I do think the future is bright for the organization, and I can't wait to get to Portland and/or Worcester to see some of those guys too.

5. I think this team is more athletic than in years past, and so I can't wait to see the athletic plays they make on the field and on the bases. This isn't a beer-league softball team. It's a bunch of athletic guys doing their thing.

6. Devers. I think he's poised for an MVP-caliber season. Pairing him with Casas gives the Sox two awesome lefty thumpers in the lineup that should be launching balls into the seats all season long. Can't wait for that.

7. Bello. I really, really, think the sky is the limit for him and want to see him, this year, make the LEAP to stardom.

8. It's the 20th anniversary of the most important season in franchise history, and I will be remembering 2004 all season long.

So there you go. Some really good reasons (IMO) to follow this team this year. It's almost baseball season. Let's GOOOOOOOO!!!
Thanks for posting this. I don't pray anymore for ... reasons... but it has been a really long time since my second religion - baseball - has brought me joy. Unfortunately it has coincided with Alex Cora and Red Sox management not performing their core role whcih is to create the groundwork for competitive baseball in Boston.

I really hope you are right @BaseballJones because I think the region really needs it (this is an observation from afar), and I know on a spiritual level that I really need it.

Go Sox!
 

CR67dream

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86 wins. But I'm rooting for @Red(s)HawksFan to bring home the non-prize. :cool:

Team leader in Wins? - Crawford
-Team leader in Losses? - Bello
-Team leader in Saves? - Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? - Bello
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? - Story
-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? - Rafaela
-Team leader in HBP? - O'Neil
-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? - Pivetta, Bello, 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)? - 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)? - 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). -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
 
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TomRicardo

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80 wins

-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)? - 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? - O'Neil
-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? - Pivetta, Bello, Crawford
-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)? - 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
-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.)
 

absintheofmalaise

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I'll say 84 wins

Team leader in Wins? - Bello
-Team leader in Losses? - Bello
-Team leader in Saves? - Whitlock
-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? - Devers
-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? - Rafaela
-Name the 3 Pitchers who start the greatest number of games this season? - Pivetta, Bello, 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)? - 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)? - Anderson
-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. Anderson
(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? - Houck
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? - Dalbec
-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
 

chrisfont9

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1. It's baseball. And I freaking LOVE baseball.
You can stop right there and I'm good. Nothing about this season is certain. I can live with that.

I really hope you are right @BaseballJones because I think the region really needs it (this is an observation from afar), and I know on a spiritual level that I really need it.

Go Sox!
we have had so much to be grateful for, and as we speak our two winter sports teams are ranked #1. Also, with the precedent set in Boston in 2013, and after the Key Bridge collapse, I can see the Orioles wrapping up the division by early August. THEY NEED IT way more than we ever will.
 

Frazee's Rope

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Feeling doom and gloom rather than irrational exuberance so going with 73-89 5 games worse than 2023. Bobby D. on opening day roster was my mood depressant.

-Team leader in Wins?- Bello
-Team leader in Losses?- Bello
-Team leader in Saves?- Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)?- Whitlock
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Story
-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? Duran
-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? O'Neil
-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). Rafella
-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

Predictions don't detract from joy of baseball. I am looking forward to being in the ballpark tomorrow!
 

The Gray Eagle

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90 wins
(I voted 86-89 in the poll, but they've looked better than I expected in spring training so I am bumping a little.)

Tiebreakers:
-Team leader in Wins? Bello

-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? Devers

-Team leader for RBI? Devers

-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? 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? Whitlock

-Pitcher not on the Opening Day Roster (26 man) who makes the greatest subsequent contribution (WAR)? Starter we trade for near deadline

-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)? Starter we trade for near deadline

-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)? None

-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). Bernadino

-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? None

-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Cam Booser

-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
 

Rovin Romine

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The Annual Courtesy 26 Man Roster. Please note, this isn't finalized AFAIK - make any last minute changes to your picks before the first pitch.

Catchers:
McGuire​
Wong​

Infielders:
Casas​
Devers​
Story​
Valdez​
Reyes​
Dalbec​

Outfielders:
Yoshida​
O'Neill​
Abreu​
Duran​
Rafaela​

Starting Rotation:
Bello​
Pivetta​
Crawford​
Houck​
Whitlock​

Bullpen:
Jansen​
Martin​
Winckowski​
Anderson​
Slaten​
Rodriguez​
Campbell​
Weissert​
 

Daniel_Son

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88 Wins
  • Team leader in Wins? Bello
  • Team leader in Losses? Pivetta
  • Team leader in Saves? Jansen
  • Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Bello
  • Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Duran
  • 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? 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, Crawford, 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)? 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)? 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)? O'Neill
  • 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). Criswell
  • Player with the greatest number of suspension days? O'Neill
  • Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Winckowksi
  • 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
 

rockchalkredsox

New Member
Oct 31, 2013
28
88 wins.

-Team leader in Wins? Crawford
-Team leader in Losses? Whitlock
-Team leader in Saves? Jansen
-Team leader in ERA (qualifying)? Bello
-Team leader for Batting Average (qualifying)? Yoshida
-Team leader for OBP? (qualifying)? Casas
-Team leader in OPS? Devers
-Team leader in HR? Casas
-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, Crawford, Pivetta
-Player who makes the Opening Day Roster (26 man), who subsequently spends the greatest number of days on the IL? Valez
-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)? 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)? 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.) Refsnyder
-Player with greatest number of transfers between Boston/Worcester (note: IL stints count, but only if they play a game for Worcester). Walter
-Player with the greatest number of suspension days? Duran
-Stupidest Facial Hair at All-Star Break? Wong
-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 (miss him during the road series and on the IL for the home series)
 

pinkhatfan

Member
SoSH Member
Sep 27, 2011
111
81 wins
-Team leader in Wins? Bello​
-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? 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? Story​
-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)? O'Neill​
-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? O'Neill​
-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? 3​