Last spring, the Boston Red Sox were celebrated as a team that could perhaps be the best ever. Of ESPN’s 50 baseball experts, 33 of them picked the Sox to win the World Series. The Boston Herald ran a cover headline that screamed, “Best Team Ever!” A NESN writer declared that the “2011 Red Sox Will Challenge 1927 Yankees for Title of Greatest Team in Major League History.”
Instead of all of that, the Red Sox collapsed in September and fell short of even making the postseason. As a result, expectations have changed accordingly for 2012.
ESPN’s season preview has the Red Sox finishing third in the AL East, with Tampa Bay winning the division crown and the Yankees finishing second. Of course, under the new playoff system, such a finish could still earn the Red Sox a berth in the one-game, wild-card play-in game, so all hope is not lost "
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