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The Red Seat Podcast: This is fun

In this episode Jake and Keaton discuss why the Red Sox are in first and early season superlatives.

Toronto Blue Jays v Boston Red Sox Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

This is easily the most fun I’ve had watching baseball since 2018. Heck, you may even be able to go back further to 2013 when you account for the, “I didn’t expect these guys to be THIS good” vibes that this team has been giving off. Obviously winning is fun and the Red Sox have the best record in the American League, but this is more than that.

There are some teams, like the 2007 or 2018 teams, that win because they are a collection of talent so immense that there is seemingly no other option but for them to go out and systematically dismantle their opponents. There are other teams like the 2013 team and perhaps this 2021 team that do so through sheer force of will and through some unknown magic.

Is this a talented group? You bet it is. Are they still playing at a level above their heads? I think so. Do I think they can keep doing this all season long. Absolutely. They have that “it” factor that in baseball is so important.

On this episode of the show we take a look under the hood with this team and see what the advanced metrics say about this team’s hitting, pitching, and fielding and where they rank compared to other teams around the league. We then have a ton of fun with early season superlatives looking at the following categories:

  • Offensive player whose performance has impressed you most so far
  • Pitcher whose performance has impressed you most so far
  • Defensive player whose performance has impressed you most so far
  • Biggest surprise of the early season good or bad
  • Player who you expect to get better
  • Player whose early season performance you don’t buy

We cap off the show by answering all of your listener questions. We hope you have as much fun listening to this one as we had recording it.

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