The Boston Red Sox have been struggling to stay afloat this season, and former New England Patriots star Julian Edelman shared encouraging words on the matter.
The Boston Red Sox have had quite a difficult season. After making five playoffs and winning two World Series in the past 10 seasons, they’re at the bottom of the AL East standings and fighting for a Wild Card spot against the Baltimore Orioles this season. Former New England Patriots star Julian Edelman shared some encouraging words on the matter.
In an interview with FanSided’s Aryanna Prasad, Edelman captured the essence of Fenway Faithful as they hope for a late-season turnaround.
"“There’s growing pains in the season. A team learns what team they are through the adverse situations that they go through. This, as people of Boston know, is never easy. We want to go into the playoffs and start turning it on right now, and I think that’s what they’re going to do.”"
Edelman was in the position with the Patriots of earning a Wild Card spot in 2019, so the battle is familiar to him. However, he had a highly successful career with one of the most well-known NFL teams and he’s all too familiar with the value of teamwork.
The Red Sox have proven several times this season that they’re capable of achieving success if the team works effectively together.
Red Sox: Julian Edelman gives Boston fans necessary dose of hope
Though Boston fans have been disappointed countless times this season, there have been many moments of success that were important.
The Red Sox have pulled together wins after several bullpen meltdowns, which is a common occurrence this season. The most recent success, however, is winning a game series against the New York Yankees.
The Yankees have faced quite a bit of their own struggles lately, but they still sit comfortably at the top of the division standings. Their playoff odds haven’t been hurt much. According to FanGraphs, they have a 99.9 percent chance of making it. Boston, on the other hand, is at 6.5 percent.
To beat their rivals, who are in a much better spot this season, is one of the biggest accomplishments. If they can pull themselves together, they can earn the Wild Card spot.