The echoes of Lady Gaga’s Poker Face race through the memory banks. These were a fraction of the long odds the Red Sox were looking at resigning Mookie Betts a month ago. Then he signed with the Red Sox $20 Million last week.
Cora has said that he's looking for around 120 games for Pedroia this year. Before this winter, Pedroia would be fighting back, insisting he could play 150. But Alex Cora has the same touch with players coming back from injury that he does when making winning moves in the postseason.
The Baseball Hot Stove is beginning it’s winter warm up. There are reports out there that the New York Mets are open to trading Noah Syndergaard. Could Thor be in the Red Sox future? Cue the Led Zeppelin and put on your mittens while we take a look.
A shock-wave spread across the MLB Hot Stove when Buster Olney reported that the Chicago Cubs could trade Kris Bryant. The Red Sox system is bare, but Rafael Devers is young, cheap, talented, and a powerful trade chip.
The LA Dodgers just dispatched the upstart Brewers and cashed their ticket to face the Red Sox in the 2018 World Series. Cue the grainy black and white photos of The Babe in a Red Sox uniform. Cue The Dropkick Murphys grinding rendition of Tessy. Cue fans using the Brooklyn Robins in barroom and water cooler talk and the million google searches for ‘Red Sox Dodgers world series’ landing on the 1916 World Series page on Wikipedia. Cue every old Brooklyn Dodger fan coming out of the woodwork and slightly less grainy photos and videos of Roy Campanella and Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese. Cue a mountain of content on the 1988 LA Dodgers World Series winners. Cue the Fever Pitch scene where the old guy counts off the string of Red Sox world series wins in 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918. Cue Dave Roberts making his fateful steal in the bottom of the 9th in game 4 against Mariano Rivera. Cue pictures of Alex Cora in an LA Dodgers uniform. The cue rating of this series is through the roof! It’s an old school, original 6 type of World Series that will be chock full of intrigue and potential controversy at the very least.
With a resounding thud all the doubting and putting down of the 2018 Red Sox has been pushed off the desks of commentators nationwide