The Red Sox will barely make the playoffs
Boston is way too gifted and the American League has many guess squads for me against the Sox reaching the postseason to pick. But it will be via the AL Wild Card spot, along with the champs won’t contact the World Series.
Why, you ask? Because of Chris Sale shoulder? Nathan Eovaldi’s October workload? Some sort of statistical setback for Mookie Betts and/or J.D. Martinez?
Nah. I just don’t believe your fans could break the World Series trophy with an errant beer can without some type of penalty.
Bryce Harper will sign with the Cardinals
Now, my mind still states that Harper will end up with the White Sox or the Phillies. But with me sinking quickly this really is the forecast I made at the onset of the Hot Stove season, and, darn it, I am going down with the ship.
I do assert that the Cardinals have the resources to pull it off and need to veer from an established organizational path of half-measures and options. Paul Goldschmidt was a great get, but only for a single year (and he is 31). Harper would take this club to World Series-caliber squad that is clean from borderline National League Central competition.