Boston Red Sox 2014 Outlook

February 5, 2014

This time last year the Boston Red Sox were coming off a historically bad season with a new manager, a suspect lineup and hoped to just contend for the playoffs. Over the course of the 162 game season the Red Sox managed to exceed expectations by winning the AL East and going on to win their third World Series title in the past nine years.

Its safe to say that this year, the Red Sox will have higher expectations than they did last year and as the defending World Series Champions they look to be the first team since the 2000 Yankees to repeat. While they did lose key free agent OF Jacoby Ellsbury to their rival New York Yankees this off season the Red Sox have the number five farm system in all of baseball and will rely on that to replace production. The development of players like Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Henry Owens will be key to how successful the Red Sox are as an organization in the future.

The Red Sox begin the 2014 season on the road in Baltimore on March 31st and it is expected that Jon Lester will take the mound for Game 1 of 162 at Camden Yards. This Opening Day game is averaging $249 with a Get-in price of $121 to see the defending champs, much higher than both the Red Sox’s season average of $159 and home average of $151. After their series in Baltimore the Red Sox return home to christen Fenway Park with yet another World Series Championship banner on April 4th against the Milwaukee Brewers, which coincidentally is also the most expensive game of the entire season for the Red Sox. A ticket to the Sox home opener is going for the astonishing average price of $468 and has a very high Get-in of $149. Not every game in 2014 will be this expensive for Red Sox fans but then again most won’t include raising a championship banner and ring presentation either, but you can be sure that TicketIQ has all your Red Sox tickets here for whatever game you decide you want to go to.