That's fair. It's all about opinion, which some won't let you have around here.
Either the epic collapse makes for a terrible season, in which case 2011 is definitely worse than 2019, or season-long futility and underperformance make for a worse season, in which case 2014 and 2015 were worse. (2012 too, though that was less of an underperformance than just a shitshow from the beginning.)
There's no logically consistent way to regard 2019 as the worst Sox season unless, as I mentioned elsewhere, you have the memory of a goldfish.
The talent of the 2014 and 2015 teams were way worse. I can refute the reasons why again. Seriously, that 2015 rotation?
This season was way worse in terms of letdown, both from management and the players.
They haven't moved. They are still 18th (they lose all the tiebreakers because of their record last year).
Is the difference in money or player available that great b/t 15th and 18th pick to be an incentive to tank? They've gone to Smith at various times this year and they were essentially out of pitching ammo last night. They didn't start Smith. It seems to me that this is the time of year to better evaluate your players and that's what they are doing playing Owings etc. If it were a true tank, would the Sox be playing Bogey, Mookie, JD, RAF? The foot may be off the gas but I don't see that as tanking.
Last Edit: Sept 22, 2019 7:59:04 GMT -5 by sarasoxer