Red Sox GM Ben Cherington Isn’t Completely Delusional

Neil Paine, writing at *Five Thirty Eight*:

> It’s always possible that in the roller-coaster world of the Red Sox, last year’s World Series winning squad might be the outlier sandwiched between two terrible seasons. But the best public sabermetric projections available agree with Cherington – this team is much better than its record would have us believe (even if it’s still unlikely to make the playoffs).

After the past few days, it is clear that this is *not* the Red Sox year. Hopefully, they use this opportunity to really lay a good groundwork for the future.