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The Over The Monster Podcast: Coronavirus and Season Predictions

In this episode we discuss all the Red Sox fallout from the pandemic sweeping the world and we make our season predictions.

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Well, 2020 is not going quite as I’d hoped. I write this working from home on Monday morning that I’d normally be at work. The first thing I want to say is that I hope each and everyone of you are doing what you can to stay safe from Covid-19. If you are a Massachusetts resident like me newer and more strict guidelines were sent down by Gov. Baker yesterday. Please do what you can to follow them so we can get back to our regular lives.

For the first time I can remember since 9/11 the real world is affecting our sports world. This time it’s effects are going to be felt for a long time with my best guess being June baseball at the soonest. How does this affect the Red Sox? Firstly, it impacts the timelines of Alex Verdugo, Chris Sale, and Colin McHugh. If all of those players have the next two months to heal then it is possible, even likely, that when the season starts they are playing.

Secondly, the Red Sox major league players and minor league players have almost all chosen to go home, or in the case of the minor league players, been sent home. It’s impossible to know how this will impact their play on the field later in the season, but ramping up and then shutting down only to ramp up again later seems dangerous to me. Hopefully the team is doing the right thing.

Keaton, myself, and one of our new writers Shelly Verougstraete recorded a league preview piece for another podcast yesterday. We figured it would be worth sharing so we added it to this episode. As a result this episode is crazy long. If you only want the Red Sox stuff then listen to the first 25-30 minutes and the last 8 minutes. If you want all of our league predictions then enjoy this glorious two hour podcast in the isolation of your home.

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Stay safe!