Thursday, January 5, 2023

Newsletter Excerpt, January 5, 2023 -- "Rafael Devers and the Red Sox"

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"Keeping Devers may not be enough to launch the 2023 Red Sox into the playoffs. They play in a very tough division, and while they have spent money to improve the roster, it’s still extremely thin and unreliable. Devers, though, should still be a star, still be a core piece, when the products of a rebuilt farm system are ready to take back the AL East. This is one of the best moves any team made this winter."