Boston Red Sox midseason grade

Midseason grade for the Boston Red Sox. 

July 13, 2017

(50-39, leading AL East): Big Papi is gone, and third base has been a sinkhole. David Price didn't debut until May 29 due to elbow inflammation, and is at odds with the media and fan base, reigning Cy Young winner Rick Porcello has been a dud and Steven Wright is done for the year due to torn cartilage in his left knee. Still, they're in first place thanks to a balanced, productive offense (4.84 runs/game, fourth in AL), the ace efforts of Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel, and a 16–9 run over the last four weeks, swinging the division lead by 7 1/2 games. 

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