Sports Q: How many games will the Red Sox win in 2020?

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Now that the baseball season is ready at 60 video games, right here’s a baseball query: How many video games will the Red Sox win this yr? I’m going 30 –proper at .500. What about you? – Lynn N.

I believe it’s going to be fewer than that, not as a result of they are going to be awful – Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts are too good to allow them to slip under mediocrity – however as a result of I’m skeptical even a 60-game season goes to occur. The COVID-19 virus most likely isn’t going to permit  for it

I don’t assume I’m being unfavourable. I believe that’s being reasonable. Think about it. This new part of spring coaching or summer season camp or no matter you need to name it begins July 1. The precise season doesn’t begin till round July 24. From the time I obtained this query within the morning to after I obtained round to penning this up within the afternoon, we came upon that a number of Blue Jays gamers and employees members examined optimistic. Tuesday, we came upon that much more Phillies gamers examined optimistic – that quantity is reportedly within the double-digits now.

We’re going to listen to about all types of those tales over the subsequent days and weeks because the virus continues to tear via the nation, and if the tipping level – a big quantity or gamers testing optimistic in a short while — doesn’t come earlier than the season begins, it might happen through the season, additional abbreviating if not outright ending it.

I’m to see how this 60-game foolish season goes. I’m skeptical it can occur as designed.

That lengthy caveat apart, in the event that they do play 60 video games, put ‘em down for 32 wins and no playoffs. Eduardo Rodriguez will lead the team with 7 wins, Bogaerts will hit 14 homers, and Jackie Bradley Jr. will squeeze his annual hot streak into the 60-game window and hit .386. Unrealistic? Maybe. But that also applies to the idea of playing baseball right now, and we’re going forward with that, so …

What does everybody else assume? How many video games will the Red Sox win this yr? I’ll hear you within the feedback.