Are people angry that BP isn't projecting 85 wins since that's what they did last year? You realize the functional difference between 85 wins and 77 wins is likely zero, right?
I hope they win 77 just to watch people's heads explode.
At 85 wins lat year, the Sox were the 8th best team in the AL. 77 wins would have been good enough for...8th best.
2011 77 wins = 10th
2010 77 wins = 11th
2009 77 wins = 10th
2008 77 wins = 10th
Are the Sox somewhere around the 8th-11th best team in the league? Of course, so stop losing your **** just because you don't like the numbers.