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Predicting the Season: Who will be the biggest disappointment?

MLB: Spring Training-Boston Red Sox at Chicago Cubs Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

We are now just a couple days away from the regular season kicking off in earnest, with the Red Sox having just two more exhibition games remaining before the real ones begin. As such, it’s time to start projecting the season a bit. If you’ve been here over the last few years, you likely remember our six superlative polls, which will come out over the next three days. If you aren’t familiar, well, it’s not that complicated. We’ll have votes on Team MVP, Best Pitcher, Defensive Wizard, Biggest Surprise, Biggest Disappointment and Unsung Hero. This vote will be for Biggest Disappointment.

As much as we hate to admit it, there are disappointments in baseball just about every year. Perhaps the only teams without disappointments are the ones at the very bottom of the league for whom there are no expectations to begin with. For this Red Sox team, though, there are high expectations at just about every spot on the roster. With those expectations comes the reality that someone will not live up to them. The hope is that the number who meet that category is small enough to sink the ship. It’s tough to predict negatives like this, but we’ll give it a shot. Make your voice heard and vote in the poll below. If you’re choice is not listed, just drop a note in the comments and I’ll get in and add that choice as soon as I get the chance.


Who will be the biggest disappointment?

This poll is closed

  • 14%
    Matt Barnes
    (105 votes)
  • 3%
    Xander Bogaerts
    (26 votes)
  • 2%
    Jackie Bradley Jr.
    (20 votes)
  • 11%
    Ryan Brasier
    (82 votes)
  • 14%
    The Catchers
    (102 votes)
  • 7%
    Dave Dombrowski
    (51 votes)
  • 9%
    Nathan Eovaldi
    (72 votes)
  • 18%
    The first base platoon
    (131 votes)
  • 7%
    Rick Porcello
    (51 votes)
  • 9%
    Eduardo Rodriguez
    (67 votes)
  • 2%
    Chris Sale
    (17 votes)
724 votes total Vote Now