OOTP is out Jose Altuve Jersey , which is the best time of year."AprilApril was pretty wild in terms of transactions, too, with Boston getting a couple different extensions done. First, right after the first game of the year, they inked Brock Holt to a new three-year, $22.2 million deal. Later in the month, Jackie Bradley Jr. agreed to a three-year, $39.7 million deal. Something tells me that might not get it done in the real world. Meanwhile, Putnam got hurt a week into the year with an injury that would keep him out for four months, and Durbin Feltman was called up to the majors on April 19.Boston ended up going 19-12 in the first month-plus of the year, heading into May in second place and two games behind the Yankees. They got big months from Porcello and Sale, but the bullpen was a weakness. Ryan Brasier quickly took over as closer and was great, but everyone else behind him was garbage. Offensively, Betts was absurd and worth 3.5 WAR with just one month in the books. MayMay also saw multiple extensions for the Red Sox, and these ones were bigger. The first was with Sale, who agreed to a massive seven-year, $259 million deal. The contract had an opt-out after the fourth year while the seventh year was a vesting option requiring 25 games started in year six. A couple weeks later http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-justin-verlander-jersey , Porcello agreed to a five-year deal worth $111 million. Additionally, the team signed Brett Anderson to a league-minimum contract at the end of the month and put him at the end of their bullpen.It was a big of a rougher month for the Red Sox this time around, finishing 16-12 to give them a 35-24 record overall. That brought them down to third in the division, 4.5 behind the first-place Yankees and a game behind the second-place Rays. Meanwhile, they had a one-game lead on the Royals (!!) for the second wildcard. Betts was at 5.1 WAR by the end of this month, which is just bananas, and the bullpen was still trash.JuneThe big event this month was an injury to Sale, who went down just about a month after he signed the extension. He was diagnosed with tendinitis in his biceps and missed about two-and-a-half months. The draft was also in June, and the Red Sox didn’t pick until 53 overall. There, they selected St. Mary’s Kevin Milam, who is listed as a reliever but is actually a two-way player. I’m not sure if he actually has a real shot at being a two-way player in real life, but his ratings in OOTP suggest he could in the game. Anderson also got cut just three weeks after he was signed, and Holt suffered a broken collarbone that kept him out six weeks.Expectations for Rafael Devers in 2019Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY SportsDespite the big Sale injury as well as Holt’s injury, the Red Sox had a big 18-8 month. By the time July rolled around they were 53-32, 3.5 behind the Yankees and in control of the top wildcard spot. Porcello stepped up in a big way that month, Betts was still amazing (5.7 WAR at this point) and J.D. Martinez had his best month of the year.JulyDave Dombrowski did not have a quiet deadline, addressing the major bullpen issues right at the start of the month by trading Zach Schellenger George Springer Jersey , Alex Scherff, Ryan Fitzgerald and Hildemaro Requea to Oakland for Blake Treinen. A couple weeks later they traded Triston Casas, Gregori Custodio and Connor Berry to the White Sox for Yonder Alonso (Mitch Moreland was having a brutal year) and minor-league pitcher Luis Martinez. Additionally, David Price tore his triceps this month and missed the rest of the year. Porcello, Eduardo Rodriguez, Betts and Martinez all made the All-Star team and Betts won MVP of the game.It was another mediocre month overall, though, as the team went 14-11 in July and was 67-43 overall. That put them 3.5 back in the division still, and they remained in the top wildcard spot. Kansas City was somehow sticking around and was the second wildcard at that point.AugustNot a whole hell of a lot happened in August. Darwinzon Hernandez was called up in the middle of the month and Sale made his return in the final week. The Sox had their worst month of the year, too, going 11-15 and sitting at just 78-58 for the season. That dropped them way down to 8.5 behind the Yankees and just 1.5 up on the Royals, who were somehow still in the playoff hunt.Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsSeptemberThe Red Sox got things together at the right time of the year and had their best month, finishing the final month with an 18-7 record. That gave them 95 wins overall on the season, though it wasn’t enough to challenge the Yankees. New York had a runaway season and finished eight games up on Boston. The Red Sox took the top wildcard spot, eight games ahead of the Rays, who overtook Kansas City for the second spot. Cleveland and Houston won the AL Central and AL West, while the NL Playoff teams were Colorado Evan Gattis Jersey , St. Louis, New York, Los Angeles and Washington. The Red Sox got some bad news right before their wildcard game, though, as Brasier went down with an injury. He was the one consistent reliever all year.PlayoffsThe Wildcard Game featured an all-time matchup between Sale and Blake Snell, who went on to win his second consecutive Cy Young. Sale won this game, though, with Victor Catarini having a big game and Boston winning 5-2.They went on to play Cleveland in the ALDS, and after losing Game One they took the next three. Andrew Benintendi won series MVP.That led to a rematch of the 2018 ALCS against Houston, but this didn’t go in Boston’s favor. This was a brutal way to end the year, as the Red Sox jumped out to a 3-1 series lead. They lost the next two, though, forcing a Game Seven. There, Porcello was brilliant and the Red Sox had a 1-0 lead heading into the ninth. Cora stuck with Porcello, and he gave up a game-tying home run to Robinson Chirinos. Then, in the tenth, Josh Reddick hit a walkoff homer off Treinen http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-justin-verlander-jersey , and the Red Sox season was over.The Cardinals would go on to beat the Astros in the World Series in five games. Caratini and Betts won Gold Gloves for the Red Sox, and Betts finished fifth in MVP voting.Here are the full batting stats:And here are the pitching statsNote: Jose Leclerc is on this list but was acquired after the season ended.If you have other questions I didn’t answer here, drop them in the comments. Outfielder Adam Jones and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the agreement was subject to a successful physical.Jones is likely to start in center field between Steven Souza Jr. in right and David Peralta in left, pushing Ketel Marte into a utility infield and outfield role.Jones can earn $2 million in performance bonuses for plate appearances: $250,000 for 250 and each additional 50 through 600. He would get a $250,000 assignment bonus the first time he is traded.A 33-year-old five-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner, Jones spent his first 13 big league seasons with the Baltimore Orioles.Jones was an All-Star annually from 2012-15 and hit .265 with 29 homers and 83 RBIs in 2016. He batted .285 the following year but slipped to 26 homers and 73 RBIs, then dropped to .281 with 15 homers and 63 RBIs last year for an Orioles team that shed most veterans went a big league-worst 47-115. His streak of seven straight years of 20 or more homers ended last year.He used his contractual right to block a proposed trade to Philadelphia at the July 31 trade deadline, saying he did not want to be a corner outfielder for the Phillies.“It wasn’t the best move for Adam going into free agency, to platoon in a position I was not playing,” he said in September.Arizona’s offseason additions include reliever Greg Holland and infielder Wilmer Flores, while the Diamondbacks traded first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and saw center fielder A.J. Pollock and left-hander Patrick Corbin lead as free agents.