"It's not the time for excuses or sugar-coating it. We've played bad baseball. It's a bad stretch of play and when you do that at the start of the season, it looks even worse. We haven't played well, there are no excuses for how we've played. We haven't played smart baseball; we haven't really played aggressive baseball."
"We have to own it, take responsibility for it and recognize that it has to change. It's a very disappointing stretch of play. But it's also an opportunity confront it and show some leadership."
Pete Abraham pointed out today that 20 of the next 23 games will be against contenders, and by May 26th, we'll have a good idea what kind of a season this will be for the Red Sox.
I figure they must win at least 15. If they slog through the rest of this month there is a very real possibility the Sox may well be sellers by the trade deadline.
That is almost incomprehensible. But it may become a reality.