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Bedard’s Daily Briefing 07.15.19: Are the Red Sox just who they are?

Good morning!

A few random thoughts while I wonder how hot it's going to get this week...

  • I'm probably more guilty of this than a lot of people, but I keep expecting the Red Sox from last year to show up. Maybe it's because of the 2018 Patriots, but I still think it's going to happen.
  • But how many more times do we need to see a repeat of this weekend to admit this team maybe just doesn't have it?
  • They come out of the gate on Friday night and get a win. OK, here we go, after the All-Star Break, they're going to take off. Sale and Price coming up with rest...
  • Then Chris Sale bombs AGAIN on Saturday. And then the bullpen and lineup can't keep pace with the Dodgers in extra innings on Sunday.
  • Now the Sox are back to 10 games back in the AL East at 2.5 in the wild-card. At least the Blue Jays are coming to town.
  • I don't know what it's going to take to give up on this team, but something is just not right with this team. They're so much better than this.
  • I think it's going to come down to Mookie and Sale. If they take off, the Sox have a chance to do anything. If this is what they are, the Sox are toast.
  • If you're at the 98.5 Sportshub golf tournament, say hi!

Time to hit the links...

 

RED SOX

McAdam: Baserunning blunder sticks out in extra-inning defeat
BSJ Game Report: Dodgers 7, Red Sox 4 (12): Sox eventually run out of time, chances
MLB Notebook: With price going down for rentals, Red Sox might still be able to improve bullpen

PATRIOTS

NFL Notebook: Tom Brady’s looming contract extension & other pre-camp thoughts
Completed Q&A: Bedard on Patriots and anything else 07.12.19

CELTICS

NBA Notebook: Grizzlies pick trending in right direction for Celtics this offseason
Carsen Edwards enters the record books, Grant Williams looks human and other takeaways from the C’s loss to Grizzlies

BRUINS

NHL Notebook: Even with Aho kerfuffle, offer sheets remain a threat for cap-crunched teams

REVOLUTION

Sweeney: Three quick takeaways from Friday’s 2-2 Revs draw

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ON TAP

7:10 p.m.: MLB — Blue Jays at Red Sox (NESN)
9 p.m.: NBA Summer League — Championship (ESPN2)
9 p.m.: BSJ Live Q&A — Bedard on Patriots/anything else

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PARTING THOUGHT(S)

Come on...

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