Well we are now 40+ games into the regular season and the Red Sox are 22-20 and the offense which many people thought would suck this year (myself included) has actually been decent. It has been the bullpen and starters that have failed as well as the supposide "excellent" defense that was brought in via Theo of Mike Cameron (DL), Marco Scutaro and Adrian Beltre.
Now I have heard rumors that both Scutaro and Beltre are fielding poorly because they can't get used to Fenway's infield. I am not sure where to take that. I mean maybe it could be a reason since they both have so many errors or maybe it's the "pressure" of playing in Boston I'm not sure. Have these two made nice plays? I have seen a few but I have seen a lot of routine plays totally botched and it has hurt the Red Sox. Am I writing these two off? NO of course not, just hope they can turn things around. Bad defense is contagious as well, Dustin Pedroia has made some bad plays as well as Drew and Jeremey Hermida. Is that the end of the world? Nope but the Red Sox defense was supposed to be "one of the best" and help the sox win. Simply hasn't been the case. But they are clawing their way back.
Red Sox Starters: I personally didn't think that Clay Buchholz would be one of the more "reliable/consistent" starter on this staff. He hasn't been too bad. Daisuke Matsuzaka although has been injured has been shaky at best. Josh Beckett has been a hot head this year and it seems like when a batter steps out of the batter's box he goes "nuts" and losses it and starts to overthrow and gets into trouble. Jon Lester hasn't been that bad at all and appears to me like he is the "ace" this year. John Lackey...don't even get me started!
So this is the "bridge" year as Theo put it and we as fans have to live with it and take it with a grain of salt. I know I haven't totally done that but we have to and hope for the best.