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07:29 AM ET 12.26 | On the surface, the numbers aren't in Boston's favor. Barring a trade, the Red Sox have finished their offseason game of roster arithmetic, with subtraction being the operation of choice. Gone are Jacoby Ellsbury, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and for the time being, Stephen Drew. They probably will deal a starting pitcher before all is said and done, too. In their places are rookies Jackie Bradley Jr. and Xander Bogaerts, as well as veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski. The high volume of signings that marked last offseason wasn't necessary this time around. The Red Sox will look different in 2014 than they did while winning the World Series, but even with most of the core returning, an objective review of the roster suggests they're worse now than they were two months ago.

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December 26, 2013  08:20 AM ET

And where were they predicted to finish in'13?

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December 26, 2013  08:30 AM ET

They're still a strong contender and with this game, you put your team in the thick of things, anything can happen. I don't expect them to even flinch.

December 26, 2013  08:39 AM ET

Days of 34+ years old superstar is over. Redsox will be just fine with their strong rookie class.

December 26, 2013  08:40 AM ET

Consider the source of the article.

December 26, 2013  09:29 AM ET

Just wondering......who is it that thinks the Sox are going in the wrong direction....hopeful Yankee fans?

December 26, 2013  09:38 AM ET

This is what the Herald prints on a slow sports day.

December 26, 2013  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

This is what the Herald prints on a slow sports day.

Even worse, it's Tomase...

December 26, 2013  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Just wondering......who is it that thinks the Sox are going in the wrong direction....hopeful Yankee fans?

No, Yankees fans are smarter than that. The Boston Herald on the other hand.....

December 26, 2013  11:48 AM ET
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Even worse, it's Tomase...

I noticed that as well. I've no idea why he's still even employed at this point.

December 26, 2013  11:52 AM ET

That's written from the point of view of a typically neurotic and obsessed Boston fan. They make a point of seeing doom and gloom everywhere. That way when their team wins, they can be pleasantly surprised. Plus, it makes the gloating that much more satisfying.

December 26, 2013  11:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

That's written from the point of view of a typically neurotic and obsessed Boston fan. They make a point of seeing doom and gloom everywhere. That way when their team wins, they can be pleasantly surprised. Plus, it makes the gloating that much more satisfying.

It's John Tomase. Most noted for making up stories about the Patriots.

December 26, 2013  11:57 AM ET
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It's John Tomase. Most noted for making up stories about the Patriots.

You're wasting your time.

December 26, 2013  12:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

You're wasting your time.

Seems like people said they were headed in the wrong direction last year............






How did that work out ????

December 26, 2013  12:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

That's written from the point of view of a typically neurotic and obsessed Boston fan. They make a point of seeing doom and gloom everywhere. That way when their team wins, they can be pleasantly surprised. Plus, it makes the gloating that much more satisfying.

Get a clue.

December 26, 2013  01:11 PM ET

Probably written by the same person who s ypredicted them to finish last in the AL East this year..

December 26, 2013  01:28 PM ET
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Consider the source of the article.

As soon as I saw "Boston Herald" I understood the silly headline.

December 26, 2013  01:33 PM ET

The Sox will be good next year.
Repeating as WS winners is difficult, takes some luck as we had this past season, but they will be in the race all season, so who knows?
If they don't win the WS the season will still be successful if they finish ahead of the NY team.

December 26, 2013  01:44 PM ET

Boston has some of the worst sportswriters in the nation, and Tomase is at the bottom of that pile. The reason he is still employed is he writes for the Herald.

 
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