article by Jack St. Laurent
edited by Lance Paradis
Everybody has some very high expectations for this young team. They are full of potential and talent. With the addition of slugger J.D. Martinez, they hope to be a contender for years to come. Martinez batted .303 last year with 45 home runs (3rd best in the league). He adds another dimension to this offense, which came in last place in home runs hit last year. The Red Sox look to compete in every aspect of the game this year, hoping to make a run in the playoffs.
The pitching rotation of this talented Red Sox team is what got them where they went last year. They have potential Cy Young winner Chris Sale and 2016 AL Cy Young winner Rick Porcello. They also have experienced and consistent starters in David Price and Drew Pomeranz. Also, they have a star studded bullpen with Craig Kimbrel and Joe Kelly. These pitchers can take them a long way and the offense will come along throughout the season.