With a record of 12-6 to start the season, the Boston Red Sox are beginning to steer the eyes of the baseball world toward Beantown.
Tied for the best record in the AL and having a lot to prove, the Sox are making their case quickly as one of the best teams around.
With their fiery start, the question has to be asked—are the Red Sox contenders or pretenders?
It is apparent that the nightmare of last season is long forgotten. This new-look Boston team is firing on all cylinders and has the clubhouse presence that has been an area of pride in the past. It appears as though the Red Sox are here to stay.
Here is an overview of the Red Sox so far to discover if they truly are contenders this season.
Note: all statistics courtesy of ESPN.