The Boston Red Sox continued their run of success during the 2010s on the backs of these great players. Here’s the All-Decade team for the BoSox.
Unlike their division rival New York Yankees, the 2010s will be remembered as the decade in which the success found in the 2000s continued for the Boston Red Sox. In this decade, the team won two more World Series titles in 2013 and 2018.
2018, by the way, was the franchise’s best season ever.
What’s more, the 2010s ushered in a new breed of Red Sox players who have made the team division winners for three straight seasons (2016-2018). Players you’ll see in the following slides, like Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts, and Jackie Bradley Jr.
The 2010s will also feature the last season for arguably the most beloved Red Sox figure in franchise history…
David Ortiz, DH
- 10x All-Star
- 7x Silver Slugger
- 3x World Series
- 2004 ALCS MVP
- 2013 WS MVP
Affectionately referred to as “Big Papi,” David Ortiz became one of Boston’s more revered figures when after the Boston Bombing in 2013, he unified the city by pouring his heart out in Fenway Park in a passionate speech. Later that year, he carried the Red Sox to their third World Series title inside of a decade.
At the end of the day, Ortiz might be recognized as one of the greatest DH’s of all time. There will always, however, hang a cloud over his head regarding a leaked failed PED test in 2009.
In all, Papi was good for baseball and the city of Boston. His charisma made him one of the most beloved figures in the game. As an analyst for FOX, he remains adored to this day.