2015’s Five Biggest Disappointments

1. Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox were expected to be division leaders in a weak AL East at this point after they had signed sluggers Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez and acquired pitcher Rick Porcello to go with Joe Kelly and Clay Buchholz. The Red Sox have imploded, and that may be an understatement. The Red Sox are currently 27-33, and are in the basement of the AL East, 6.5 games back. Pablo Sandoval is struggling, slashing .241/.304/.348 with only 5 homers. Hanley Ramirez has been a bit better, slashing .275/.319/.483 with 13 longballs, but he has struggled with various injuries. The real Achilles heel of the Red Sox has been their pitching, as only Eduardo Rodriguez and Steven Wright have winning records and ERAs under 4.00 (Rodriguez has an ERA of 0.44 in three starts actually, while Wright has a 3.65 in 37 innings pitched). The Red Sox are floundering, and with the Yankees and Rays both playing good baseball, plus the Blue Jays on a hot streak, things are looking bleak in Boston right now.

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