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2021 Red Sox Superlatives: Who will be the team Cy Young?

It’s got to be someone!

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We are now just five days away from the start of the regular season, which seems both impossibly short and also a long time coming. With the start of the season, we now turn to one of our preseason staples here at OTM: The superlative prediction polls. Throughout the next few days, we’re going to have two polls a day to vote on the following categories: Team MVP, Team Cy Young, Defensive Wizard, Most Surprising Player (in a positive sense), Most Disappointing Player, and Unsung Hero.

For this poll, we’re going to be looking at the team Cy Young award. It’s not much of a secret that this roster is likely going to go as far as the pitching will take them. There are certainly some disagreements about the overall quality of the offense, but even the lowest on the lineup see a group that can win games. The pitching is a different story. Boston needs some of these pitchers to step up after the team fielded a historically bad group a year ago. It will almost certainly be better in 2021, but how much is an open question. A big part of that question will rely on who steps up as the staff’s ace, and how good they are.

As will be the case for all of these, just vote for your selection below. If your answer is not one of the options, drop a comment and I’ll add them into the poll. On Wednesday, we’ll wrap up by revealing the community selections along with the staff selections.


Who will be the best Red Sox pitcher in 2021?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    Matt Barnes
    (4 votes)
  • 15%
    Nathan Eovaldi
    (29 votes)
  • 11%
    Tanner Houck
    (22 votes)
  • 7%
    Adam Ottavino
    (14 votes)
  • 1%
    Martín Pérez
    (3 votes)
  • 1%
    Nick Pivetta
    (3 votes)
  • 9%
    Garrett Richards
    (17 votes)
  • 50%
    Eduardo Rodriguez
    (92 votes)
184 votes total Vote Now