A day removed from winning the World Series and it is already time to start thinking about what this Boston Red Sox team can do next year.
With Jacoby Ellsbury, Stephen Drew, Mike Napoli, Jarrod Saltalamacchia set to be free agents, the Red Sox have some important decisions to make.
Gary Tanguay, Dan Shaughnessy, and Ron Borges discussed on Sports Tonight if the Red Sox will have what it takes to win it all again next season.
“Again, I don’t think they win the World Series,” said Shaughnessy on the team’s chances next season. “There is a lot of magical things going on here. [Koji] Uehara is not going to have a year like that. And they weren’t built for the long haul. They were built as a bridge team to get you back respectable again so people don’t hate you. That’s what they were built for. This caught all of them by surprise.”
After this postseason, David Ortiz is making a case to be in the pantheon of Boston sports greatest players.
“He has had a hand in all three [World Series championships],” Tanguay said. “That’s the thing. It’s not like the third one he was riding the bench or at the end of his career. I mean, he was part of all three. People will say he is just a DH, that makes it even more amazing. He gets to do one thing. He can only do one thing four times a game to have an impact and he does it.”