The Yankees ….. the Red Sox on Saturday night in convincing fashion again.
Less than two years ago — TWO!!! — the Boston Red Sox were the unquestioned best team in Major League Baseball. They effortlessly won 108 games and then steamrolled the New York Yankees, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers en route to a World Series title, led by AL MVP Mookie Betts.
Fast forward to Aug. 1, 2020, and this team is trotting guys like Ryan Weber and Zack Godley out to the mound. One of the richest sports franchises in the entire world has a rotation that looks like it’d feature on a downtrodden, failing to rebuild small-market team.
And let’s remind everyone that this was totally avoidable. The Red Sox could’ve just paid Mookie Betts and remained one of the league’s powerhouses. They could’ve gotten more crafty on the trade market or been more aggressive in free agency to sign better pitchers.