I'm not optimistic the Red Sox will win the division. The Yankees have only 3 games left on the road, and they are tough to beat in Yankee stadium unless you have three left handed aces. Which the Red Sox do, but they aren't playing the Yankees and one of those aces, Price, has been relegated to bullpen duty in deference to stiffs like Fister. And Sale is not especially sharp right now. I see Price got 2 wasted shutout innings in relief--in a loss his first appearance back. Not much of a "stretch" to go 5 innings and start?
Sorry, I don't like Farrell and the rest of their field management. Dombrowski has done some good, but he didn't hire Farrell and the rest, and I doubt he has much leverage there. He'll pick the next manager and staff, which couldn't come any sooner.
Their strategy of going cheap and not replacing Ortiz has blown up in their faces. Devers and Nunez saved them lately from a collapse. But Henry wouldn't go over the luxury tax to get Encarnation, because they had wasted millions on bad contracts. Are they still paying Craig?