> If you’re looking for teams that might outperform expectations next year, scan the high minors of their farm systems for major league–ready talent. Actually, with Xander Bogaerts likely to claim an everyday job from Opening Day, and other dynamic prospects like Jackie Bradley Jr., Matt Barnes, Allen Webster, and others knocking on the door, the Red Sox could be one of those teams.
Jonah gives the Red Sox nation even more hope going into 2014.[^f5901]
[^f5901]: This column is bittersweet. I love ready Keri’s take on the season, but it is sad that the 2013 season is coming to an end. At least we have some *hot stove* action to keep us busy for the next 100 days.