Other than their bitter rivals, the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox are the most historic franchise in baseball history. The “BoSox” have won a total of eight World Series titles. They began as a charter member in 1901 as the Americans but turned to the Red Sox in 1908. They started as a dominant franchise but after the infamous 1918 sale of Babe Ruth to the Yankees, they endured an historic 86-year World Series drought.
They have since been an up-and-down franchise but both fans and gamblers look to take advantage of their struggles to get them at cheaper prices and hope for another championship run.
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After quickly winning four World Series titles as the Red Sox, 1918 marked the last time the BoSox won it all in the 20th century. They lost their next four World Series all in seven games. In 2004, the BoSox would end the “curse” by becoming the first major league sports team to overcome a 3-0 series deficit to defeat their archrival, Yankees and sweep the World Series. In 2013, they won their last championship after finishing last in the division a season prior.
The Red Sox have met their arch nemesis, the Yankees over two thousand times and the Yankees hold a 55-45 winning percentage over the BoSox. Their last three postseason meetings have also come in the ALCS where the Yankees are 2-1. In 2015, despite the BoSox won 47.4 percent of their games against their division rivals as they finished last for a second straight year.
On paper, the BoSox have one of the most talented rosters in the division. Led by all-star talents in Dustin Pedroia, Hanley Ramirez and David Ortiz, their offense will always be potent but the addition of Cy Young-winning ace, David Price, and elite closer, Craig Kimbrel makes huge improvements to a pitching staff that was banged up in 2015.
They finished last in the division in 2015 but were still just six games below .500 and only had a -5 run differential. Now adding the likes of David Price, and Craig Kimbrel and having a healthy Clay Buchholz could make it an entirely different story. With coach, John Farrell fighting for his job and new boss, Dave Dombrowski scrutinizing the entire roster, the Red Sox can be a solid underdog bet to do a lot better than previous seasons.