Boston Red Sox (2010 record: 89-73)

The 2010 edition of the Boston Red Sox was a very good ball club.

Entering the season, it appeared they would have an extraordinary pitching staff but a questionable offense.

As it turned out, the regular season did not follow the script—the offense produced the second-most runs in baseball while the pitching staff was slightly worse than the league average.

It was a case of “what might have been”. The ball club managed to win 89 games despite being decimated by injuries to several of its star players.

They also received sub-par efforts from two of its top starters (Josh Beckett and John Lackey), and endured another what-can-we-expect season from the enigmatic Daisuke Matsuzaka.

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