It’s the afterglow season, always a time to beware.
You want to celebrate the great accomplishment of winning the 2013 World Series, yet you don’t want to celebrate for too long before you get your game face back on.
If we go by 2004 and 2007, the year after wasn’t as good in either case. Too much offseason stuff going on, from trophy caravans to late-night show appearances, and everything in between. But the Red Sox seem to be situated better this time around for a repeat.
Surely, the potential free agent losses of Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia would start to chip away at what Ben Cherington built, especially in terms of chemistry.
Ellsbury, obviously, would be the biggest loss because of his skill set. And losing a righthanded power bat like Napoli’s would also hurt.
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