It's hard to make a much better season than the 2018 Boston Red Sox campaign.
After winning a franchise record of 108 games in the regular season, the Red Sox beat their New York Yankees rivals in the American League division series. Boston then eliminated the reigning World Series champions Houston Astros in the AL Championship series before claiming the Fall Classic in five games against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
So, how are you doing in 2019? It is certainly a challenge.
Sox manager Alex Cora had already said that the upcoming season would be even better and he had doubled this Thursday. In an interview on WEEI's "Ordway, Merloni and Fauria", Cora somewhat tempered expectations, but promised to love Red Sox fans.
"I can not promise 108 wins, but I can promise you a very solid season and (that we're going) be consistent in what we do," said Cora. "Just put yourself in the place of winning 11 or 12 in October – but we do not want to win 12, we know what it means, stay away from the Wild Card." The division is obviously very important to us. but if we continue to do what we do, everything will be fine. "
The Red Sox were an extremely entertaining group all last season, so another season of this season (although they do not claim 108 regular season wins) sounds pretty good.
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