Originally Posted by Foulke You
I wouldn't even rule out 2014. Baseball is so unpredictable which is part of what makes it a great game. Nobody saw the Sox being contenders last year and they were. The Blue Jays, Dodgers, and Angels were supposed to run away with everything this year and not one of them is above .500. I will reserve judgment on 2014 until I see what moves Hahn makes.
I'm not ruling out 2014 either. With a decent starting rotation and bullpen, which the Sox have and the fact that their are 2 wildcards now, you really can't be completely out of it to start the season. I also feel that the AL in general is stale right now. For the first time in a really long time, I would say the NL is the stronger league. The Sox don't have to be the top team in the Central, just in the top 1/3 of the AL. That being said, the key is to restrain yourself from messing up 2015 onward in the name of contending in 2014.