Red Sox Life: Bold Predictions

The Guru
Contributing Writer

A quarter of the Boston Red Sox season has run its course already. There have been triumphs and there has been tragedy. Through it all Boston has stood strong.

The 2013 Sox have surprised some, disappointed others. Hey, it's Boston what do you expect? However, things have been relatively drama free on the field.

What's going on here? This is Boston! Call Bobby Valentine for a quote. No? What's Shaughnessy doing? Someone tell him they saw Big Papi covering himself in deer antler spray. Clay, can we borrow some of that Bullfrog stuff you like so much?

Ok, forget it. How about we talk to some other friends of Red Sox Life for their 3 bold predictions for the Red Sox the rest of the way.

John Dennis, Dennis &Callahan Show, 93.7 WEEI Boston
1. Clay Buchholz will finish second in the AL Cy Young Award.
2. Jacoby Ellsbury will be better.
3. Dustin Pedroia will remain the heart and soul of this Red Sox team.

Ben Whitehead, Red Sox Life Contributing Writer
1. Jon Lester OR Clay Buchholz will win the American League Cy Young. 
2. The Red Sox will make the ALCS (and maybe go further).
3. John Farrell will win AL Manager of the Year. For a team that finished with 69 wins in 2011, Farrell deserves a lot of credit for instantly turning this thing around.

Pete Sheppard, 1510 NBC Sports Radio, Boston
1. Clay Buchholz will win the AL Cy Young Award
2. Red Sox will finish over .500 and be in the playoff hunt.
3. John Farrell wins the AL Manager of the Year.

Conor Frederick, Red Sox Life Contributing Writer
1. Clay Buchholz will win the Cy Young provided he stays healthy.
2. Jacoby Ellsbury will still be a Red Sox next year.
3. The Red Sox will win the World Series! Who wasn't secretly thinking World Series when the Sox were sitting pretty at 20 - 8?

Jen Royle,  93.7 WEEI Boston
1. Andrew Bailey will make at least one more DL stint.
2. John Lackey will get less than 10 wins on the year (I had predicted 13 wins).
3. Mike Napoli will hit 30 home runs.

Sean Riley, Red Sox Life Contributing Writer
1. Jackie Bradley Jr. will be back on the team before the All Star break.
2. The Red Sox will finish 2nd in the American League East behind the Baltimore Orioles.
3. The Sox deal Jacoby Ellsbury and either Buchholz or Lester around the All-Star break for significant game changing players. Hey, anything can happen.

Grey Albright,, Writer and Fantasy Baseball Virtuoso
1. David Ortiz will finish with less than 20 homers.
2. Jon Lester will win 20 games and be in the top 5 for the Cy Young.
3. Clay Buchholz will be suspended for 10 games for altering the baseball to look like Jack Morris's face.

Pete Lepak, Red Sox Life Contributing Writer
1. Will Middlebrooks will lead the team in home runs and RBI by the end of the season.
2. Jose Iglesias starts over Stephen Drew by the All-Star break and remains the starting SS for the rest of the season.
3. Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz both win 20 games but Sox do not make playoffs.

Joel Trunfio, Red Sox Life Contributing Writer
1. Dustin Pedroia will finish 3rd in MVP voting with 20 home runs, 20 steals, a .320 average, and a Gold Glove.
2. Andrew Miller will be the Sox 2nd most valuable reliever. Someone will settle into the closer's role and be number one, but Miller will be the real star.
3. Koji Uehara will injure someone during one of his dugout celebrations!

Not the Real Bobby V
1. I will invent something forever life changing that I like to call "The Club Sandwich".
2. Watch me scale the Green Monster in my Spider-Man costume during the World Series and rob Big Papi of a game winning home run with my web-slinger. Revenge is mine!
3. The Red Sox will hold Bobby V day and retire my number of course.

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