The 2019 Boston Red Sox were coming off of one of the best seasons in baseball history – the best Spring Training record (22-9), best regular-season record (108-54), and the best postseason record (11-3) – en route to the World Series. Then 2019 happened and all of those accolades went out the window.
There was destined to be some regression, perhaps five fewer wins in 2019. The Red Sox and Yankees were seen as the favorites to win the division, many siding with Boston after the dominant 2018. Anyone who bet a substantial amount of money on the Red Sox 2019 success are surely not happy now.