Boston Red SoxDownload App

Boston Red Sox's 2009 Preview

Bare KnucksAnalyst IOctober 22, 2016

The key to Boston’s success in 2009 is their ability to stay healthy. After an offseason that saw them add onto what is already a stellar bullpen, one can only expect to see the Sox playing baseball in October again.

The Red Sox brought in Ramon Ramirez, Rocco Baldelli, Takashi Saito, Wes Littleton, and Junichi Tazawa to add to what is one of the best rosters in all of baseball. Baldelli should help fill the void left with the departure of Coco Crisp, and Ramirez and Saito will add to what is arguably the best bullpen in the league.

The one "problem" the Red Sox have is too much pitching, which is never a bad thing. A stacked rotation will allow them to bring Tazawa along at a comfortable pace, as well as let young pitching prospects Michael Bowden and Clay Buchholz gain some seasoning in the minors.

As long as J.D. Drew and David Ortiz are able to contribute at the level that they have the ability to, the Red Sox should be able to win upwards of 95-100 games.

Boston Red Sox Surprise Player of 2009: [Find out...]

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices