The 2019 Red Sox season can already be marked as a huge disappointment. That will happen when you go from a record-setting regular season and a championship one year, to a third-place finish despite the game's biggest payroll the next.
Some players have enjoyed fine individual seasons and others have impressed as rookies. But that doesn't take away the stink of a year in which the Sox are likely to see a reduction of more than 20 wins compared to a season ago.
Expectations were sky-high, and the Red Sox didn't come close to meeting them. That much is inarguable.
But as bad as things have been for the first five-plus months, the Sox may not have hit rock bottom yet.