View Full Version : Where's the beef?

04-28-2017, 11:24 AM
Still, while teams have proven capable of sustaining decent offenses with modest home run totals, instances like that 2013 Cardinals team – which ranked close to the top of the big leagues in runs scored despite ranking near the bottom in homers – are rare. In fact, the 2013 Cardinals are the only team since the 2008 Twins to finish in the top-five in the majors in runs and the bottom-five in homers.

The Red Sox’ status as the preseason AL East favorite formed with the expectation that they’d have the best offense in the division. They currently rank fourth. There’s a chance they can alter their status even without a considerable increase in homers … but to do so, they’d have to represent a true outlier in a baseball landscape where offenses increasingly are built around teams that swing for the fences and care little about swings and misses.Speier

Where's the beef? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug75diEyiA0)
That's what I feel like with this Red Sox offense. I don't care to bemoan the loss of Ortiz because, while devastating, it was inevitable. The Sox themselves blamed the lack of power on cold weather but there's clearly something more at play. As the weather has improved, the bats have gotten colder.

We had the flu. True, but the offense was better while we struggled through that.

Guys are injured. Well, maybe, but it's Sandoval. Sadly his .213/.269/.377 slash has still proven capable of pacing the Sox HR race.

What's up with these guys?