David Ortiz Is Hitting Like Babe Ruth In His Prime
about 6 days ago.
Updated about 6 days ago.
The Red Sox aren't just in a position to contend for the playoffs; they may be the best team in the American League.
That's more of a commentary on the overall weakness of the AL than the strength of the Red Sox, but there's little doubt they have the best offense in the league. With an elite lineup and potentially dominant back end of the bullpen, the Red Sox could have enough to overcome their mediocre starting rotation. That's not to say they shouldn't try to acquire another starter, but recent history suggests you can win with an average rotation if you're well above average in other areas –– which the Red Sox are.
David Ortiz also continues to put his historic season. Right now, the only other hitters who can touch him are Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in their primes. Seriously.
In the "Around the League" segment, Alex looks at the AL East standings and also discusses why it would be self-destructive for baseball to raise the strike zone.
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