The Boston Red Sox started the season slowly, but have caught fire recently to bring their record back over the .500 mark. In order to maintain their success and win the AL East, a number of things will need to happen.
The Red Sox pitching has struggled so far. Their two free-agent acquisitions—Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez—have had mixed results.
This season, any result other than a division win will be unacceptable to fans—although they might not get too upset if they win the World Series off the wild card.