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OTM Open Thread 1/31: It is Wednesday

It’s the end of the month as we know it

Boston, Mass. — Red Sox reliever Craig Breslow breathes out a sigh of relief in the dugout after coming in during a bases-loaded jam against the Royals in the eighth inning and escaping with the lead at Fenway Park on Aug. 26, 2012. Herald Photo by Photo by Kelvin Ma/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images

Happy Wednesday! Tomorrow - next month - is February. Pitchers and catchers, workouts, drills, games. It’s all going to happen fast. Are you ready? Are the Red Sox? There was a lot of impromptu roster construction in the comments yesterday and a lot of people were drawing the same conclusion: there’s a lot (at least a little!) to like here. Which makes sleeping on free agents that address specific weaknesses so much more frustrating. If we just take it on faith that Breslow & Baily pitching magic exists and most of those guys exceed their expectations, and that Devers has a big year, and Duran doesn’t regress, and Story is healthy - these are a lot of assumptions I know - where can this team finish if it all goes right? Third in the AL East? Fourth? Could this be 2013 again? Or are they just short even in a dream year?

Talk about what you want and be good to one another.

Poll

Red Sox wins in 2024 will be in the:

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  • 1%
    100s
    (1 vote)
  • 3%
    90s
    (3 votes)
  • 33%
    80s
    (30 votes)
  • 44%
    70s
    (40 votes)
  • 8%
    60s
    (8 votes)
  • 7%
    Fenway Park engulfed by a sinkhole
    (7 votes)
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