The Sox have 17 games left; their current W-L is 77-68. Which is stunning given than on July 25 (7 weeks ago) they were 23 games above .500. So, my question is: where will they end up? My predictions are that:
They'll go 7-10, for a grand total of 84 wins.
They will end up 3rd in the AL east, and 8th in the AL (the bottom half of the league) overall.
I just can't believe these predictions seem reasonable (optimistic even!), for a team with the second-highest payroll in baseball. Time to face facts: we're the 2001-2005 Mets.