To say that expectations for the 2011 Red Sox were high would be quite an understatement. A vast majority of baseball fans and experts picked the Red Sox to win the World Series, but who could blame them?
GM Theo Epstein put together a team that could easily win 100 games in a season, with a lineup that looks more like an All-Star team than anything and a pitching staff loaded with talent.
But the start of this season has been miserable for the BoSox. An 0-6 start marred by poor hitting and mental mistakes has led many to believe that this is an overrated club. It is still early, and there is plenty of time for change.
Following a big weekend series win over the Yankees, the Red Sox do have some restored confidence, but here are some reasons why the Red Sox could severely disappoint this season.