Monday, March 17, 2014

2007: Alex Rodriguez to the Boston Red Sox

We enter season four of Alex Rodriguez on the Boston Red Sox. The 2007 Red Sox won it all in real life and while this version of the 2007 Red Sox is different, it is definitely loaded. They were picked to win the division and they did just that. The Alex Rodriguez led Boston Red Sox have won the AL East every year he has been on the team.

AROD didn't have a great 2007 though. He was hampered by injuries making his numbers look pretty pedestrian. Hanley Ramirez picked up the slack having a monster season leading to being named the 2007 AL MVP. Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia would have great rookie seasons and free agent Adam Dunn and Casey Blake would make the Red Sox lineup loaded.

The playoffs would end in disappointment once again. The Red Sox would finally win a series but their season would end in Game 7 of the ALCS to the Oakland Athletics. The A's would go on to win it all again. Their second title since 2004.

Once again, you cant blame Alex Rodriguez for the failures of the Red Sox in the postseason.

David Ortiz has struggled in postseason play since 2004 but did have a great series against the A's

The offense heavy Red Sox needed a true ace. Josh Beckett and Jon Lester are not on this pitching staff. Hanley Ramirez and Alex Rodriguez are instead. Pitching wins in the playoffs and the Sox just can't get it done. The drought has now reached 89 seasons.

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