Boston Red Sox fans won’t like what Sam Kennedy had to say about the team’s plans to contend this upcoming season.
Everyone in Boston wants to forget all about the 2020 season. Despite having high expectations like always, the Red Sox went 24-36 in the shortened year, also dead last in the AL East standings.
The offseason has been highlighted by former skipper Alex Cora returning to Fenway Park, with the hopes that the team can get back to the postseason and compete for another World Series title in the near future.
Well, president/CEO Sam Kennedy has opened up about the team’s plans for 2021 and Red Sox fans surely aren’t going to be too pleased.
Sam Kennedy made it quite clear the Red Sox are building toward the future
“I think it would be inaccurate to say we are going for it with an all-in approach (in 2020) that perhaps we did prior to the 2018 title,” Kennedy said in an interview with the Boston Globe.
“We cherish that title, and all of them, but the way we built that team came at a price, which included importantly a depleted farm system and some depleted draft picks along the way,” he continued. “So we are building back up, and as we do this hopefully the right way, we’ll have a chance to be competitive in the American League East in 2021, but also for the longer term.”
While Kennedy says the right things and lets fans know that he’s all about making sure the team is in the right place for the long haul, knowing this group won’t be ready to be super competitive this spring and summer isn’t great. Boston fans suffered last year with the terrible campaign.
Now, Kennedy is saying not to expect much better? It’s looking like it could be another long season at Fenway.