The Boston Red Sox lead the Majors with 58 wins at the All-Star break. The Red Sox are now just 11 wins away from matching their total from a season ago. Last year, we saw nut job Bobby Valentine attempt to coach a team full of Red Sox players who were out of shape and could care less, players such as Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Matt Albers, Daisuke Matsuzaka and to a lesser extent Adrian Gonzalez. Gonzalez was a great player, but lacked the fire and hustle it took to play in Boston.
This season the Red Sox have had their fair share of injuries, with John Lackey, Clay Buchholz, Jacoby Ellsbury, David Ortiz, Franklin Morales and Andrew Miller all being placed on the DL, some for an extended period of time. Miller is done for the season with a left foot ailment that will require surgery and Buchholz has been out since early June with a shoulder ailment. Dustin Pedroia is also playing with a torn muscle in his finger. Although they are beat up, the Boston Red Sox have not allowed any injuries to derail their season. Continue reading Red Sox Lead Majors with 58 Wins at Break »