The Red Sox finished 4th in runs scored, 2nd in batting OPS in the AL. Batting was not the problem. And it felt like some of their better hitters had soft seasons.
They were 14th in the AL in ERA and 14th in WHIP. Pitching is the problem. 42 starts by AAA pitchers (Winkowski, Crawford, Bello, Seabold). Only Bello had an ERA under 5.00 (his was 4.71).
Our pitching aces (Sale and Eovaldi) are both big question marks. I guess Paxton too. He has a player option. That is 3 pitchers with a lot of question marks. Wacha may not come back.