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The Red Seat Podcast: Red Hot, Red Sox

In this episode Jake and Keaton dive into the Red Sox recent success and what can be done about the bottom of the lineup.

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In a very full and very fun episode of “The Red Seat,” Keaton and I dive into all things Boston Red Sox. The first three-fourths of the show focuses on their success. How do the Red Sox find themselves on a 100-plus-win pace? We dive into the success of the bullpen, three starting pitchers succeeding at a high level, and the top of the team's offense.

We then take a look at the five players selected to participate in the All-Star Game, the two players headed to All-Star Futures Game, and those who are headed to the Olympics to play for team USA. Did each of the All-Stars selected deserve to be there? Were there any surprises? How do these All-Stars rank in key categories across the league?

Later in the show, we dive into the biggest weaknesses of this team: The leadoff spot and spots seven through nine in the batting order. How can these spots be improved? Does Bobby Dalbec need to split time with a new acquisition who can hit right-handed pitching? Is it time for Danny Santana to be replaced by Jarred Duran? Have we seen enough of Michael Chavis to know that he is not a major-league-caliber player? Who is potentially available on the trade market to fill some of these needs? These questions and more are answered.

Lastly, we answered a bunch of your listener questions before ending the show.

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