BOSTON (CBS) – The Red Sox are nine games back in the American League East and six games under .500 with a dismal 28-34 record.
They have a losing record in April, May, June and spring training and there’s still 100 games left to go in the season. To get to 90 wins the hometown team would need to go 62-38 the rest of the way, which means they’d basically need to morph into the best team in baseball overnight.
The Red Sox are fighting to keep their season alive, and if things don’t turn around soon the 2014 season is lost.
98.5 The Sports Hub’s Gresh & Zolak show discussed the state of the team to kick off their show on Monday.
“Is it worth going to get this team help? I think there’s got to be a bit of a wait and see approach here from [general manager] Ben Cherington. If I’m Cherington, I’m walking into that clubhouse today in Baltimore and I’m like, ‘If you guys want help you have 33 games left to the All Star Break. You’d really have to go on some kind of run to show me something,'” said Gresh.
Like Gresh, Scott Zolak is willing to wait and see how it plays out for a little longer.
“You’re getting to a point here now. I don’t wanna say ‘panic mode’ but you’re getting to a point of irrelevancy and that starts to set in. You can’t play the ‘it’s too early’ card. There’s still enough core guys on this team. [Ortiz] had the game winner last night. He continues to amaze me. I was ready to write ’em off last night and he comes through. I don’t think it’s fair to bury them yet. The numbers may lean towards one way. The odds aren’t that good. They’ve had their backs up against the wall before and there’s enough guys here to turn it around,” said Zolak.
Listen below for the full discussion: