MLB Has Grim Prediction for Next Red Sox World Series Appearance

When is the next time the Red Sox will win a World Series? MLB seems to think it will be a while.
Oct 31, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox championship trophies on display at Fenway Park before
Oct 31, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox championship trophies on display at Fenway Park before / Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

The city of Boston has had quite the sporting turnaround since the turn of the century, and that includes their beloved Red Sox.

The Sox went from not winning a single championship in 86 years to winning 4 in a span of 15 years from 2004-2018. Since 2004, every time they have won the ALCS, they've won the whole thing. That is quite a turnaround to suffering from the Curse of the Great Bambino. But their last one was 5 years ago now. And in current Boston time, that's basically forever.

The Red Sox have a lot of work to do if they intend on working themselves out of the basement of the AL East division and contend for another championship. As the Baltimore Orioles and rival New York Yankees are loaded and ready for war, the Red Sox have been relatively quiet this offseason.

All any Red Sox fan wants to know is when to plan for the next parade. When it comes to the Red Sox, the MLB seems to think it might be a while.

MLB Prediction: Red Sox Don't Return to World Series Until 2031

MLB's social team posted a graphic to all their social media platforms that predicted the next 10 World Series winners and matchups. According to their calculations, the only time they see the Sox making it to the Fall Classic is in 2031, when they have them losing to the Chicago Cubs.

Sox fans can only hope that this is wrong, and the Sox will do something sooner than that. In the 21st century, their standards are much higher than they were back when they were cursed and supposed to lose in the most painful ways possible.

Hopes for a quick turnaround seem to be dwindling. Craig Breslow is hopefully an upgrade over Chaim Bloom, but the ownership group continually refuses to loosen the purse strings and compete with teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees on marquee free agents.

It's either going to take a surge of great development for youngsters to field a home-grown World Series squad or things are going to have to change in the front office.

Without that, even one World Series appearance in the next decade might by an optimistic projection.

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