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Red Sox Not Favored To Make The Playoffs

March 4, 2021

Will the Boston Red Sox make it to the playoffs this season?

The baseball analytics web site FanGraphs does not like the tean;s chances. The web site’s 2021 Major League Baseball projections give the Red Sox a 33.2 percent chance of making the playoffs, meaning they think there is a more than two-in-three chance that they don’t make it. Additionally, the site gives the Red Sox a 1.5 percent chance of winning the World Series. That’s far lower than the 18.1 percent chance the site gives the New York Yankees.

As for where the Red Sox will fall in the standings, FanGraphs projects that they will come in third place in the American League East Division. They have the Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays in first and second place respectively. The fourth and fifth place teams are the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles, respectively.

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