Originally Posted by TomBradley72
I think the Sox now have a punchers chance of contending for a wild card in 2013- need alot of "ifs" to come through- Ramirez, Beckham, Viciedo need to bounce back, John Danks needs to be the 2008 version and need to plug at least catcher or 3rd in the offseason.
Not likely by any stretch- but possible-
Mostly in a "Santa Claus might exist" kind of possible- but Hahn has done enough that I'll go into April/May with the irrational optimism that helped me survive 1978-1980, 1986-1989, 1994-1999, etc.
Nothing is more important in competing than starting pitching. The Sox will be going into the season with a guy that had a surgery that is really difficult to come back from in a meaningful way and two totally unknown quantities in the 4th and 5th slots. Those are mighty big ifs to overcome.