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FanPost Friday - Favorite 2019 Storylines to Follow

It’s finally here! Baseball is back!

Boston Red Sox Photo Day
This might be the last time we get to watch our ace.
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Hello, readers! It is now March, and that means the sound of baseball on TV isn’t just replays. It’s time for another season and hopefully another World Series championship for the Sox.

Just what is FanPost Friday, if you are new to Over the Monster, or just haven’t seen this feature in the past? Essentially, once per week (ideally) I give you a prompt and you write your very own FanPost answering said prompt. These prompts are read by me, personally, as well as the other members of the staff, and I write a recap after the weekend ends with a response (either directly or indirectly) to each FanPost written.

This is a chance for us to interact with you, and for you to interact with us, and then for us to interact back with you again. Mainly, however, it’s a chance to get your own writing and thoughts seen by a well-sized audience, and foster good community knowledge (because after all, everybody knows something that nobody else here does).

If you do not understand what a FanPost is, or how to write one, this handy guide (created by Matt Collins) should do the trick, and if you still have questions or concerns, you can reach us, either on Twitter or through our emails listed on the staff masthead.


Our first topic for 2019 revolves around stories in the game. Bryce Harper signed with the Phillies finally! The Padres somehow convinced Manny Machado that San Diego was the place for him. Craig Kimbrel is still unsigned. Chris Sale is entering his last season under contract (as are Xander Bogaerts and Rick Porcello), and there’s a lot of intrigue as to whether they will remain beyond 2019. There’s been a lot of changeover all around the league, and there’s even been talk of robotic umps being on the way (after testing in the Atlantic League, anyway).

With all these great stories, I want to know what your favorite story-line to watch over the 2019 season is. Why does it interest you, what do you think will be the result, and how do you think it will impact the league (or the Red Sox)?

We’ll check in with all of your answers later in the week, and again closer to the end of the year, to see if any of these story-lines have yielded fruit.

Happy FanPosting!