Seeing that the season hasn't gone according to plan, it is now time for the Red Sox to start planning for the future.
I figured instead of tracking every questionable call by John Farrell, every Clay Buchholz ineffective start/DL trip, and every time Ortiz questions an official scorer, we can track the Red Sox 2015 first round pick.
As it stands currently, here is how the MLB's 30 teams currently rank from top to bottom in the overall standings (7/11/14.):
1. OAK -
2. LAA 3.5GB
3. DET 5.0GB
4. MIL 6.0GB
5. LAD 7.0GB
6. BAL 7.5GB
7. WAS 8.0GB
8. SF 8.0GB
9. ATL 8.0GB
*If teams are tied in the standings, the tiebreaker is how the teams finished in the standings the previous year. Basically means that the Red Sox lose all tie breakers.
**Also, this order doesn't account for any teams failure to sign their 2014 first round picks, thus impacting the 2015 draft order.
***Obviously, all teams haven't played the same amount of games.
As it stands right now the Red Sox would have a top 10 protected pick (#9 due to tiebreakers.) They need to stop this little 2 game win streak they've put together