OtM: What is really stupid is letting Dustin Pedroia play two games with a broken finger.
WEEI's Alex Speier asks: "Was This The Worst Red Sox Rotation Ever?"
Joe Posnanski reflects on Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, the Triple Crown, WAR, and the AL MVP.
Grantland's Charles Pierce says he enjoyed this season, as it brought back pleasant memories of 1965:
There has been something peaceable for me about the way the Red Sox have disincorporated this season — the long, messy, slow dissolve into outright rancor and mutiny, and then the almost completely irrelevant endgame over the past two months, in which we saw various mystery guests don the uniform while everyone waited for Bobby Valentine to show up one day to find all the locks changed. This was the way it was in my childhood. These were the kind of days that brought me back to my youth, the way all the baseball propagandists say the game is supposed to do. These were my Red Sox — overpaid and underachieving backbiters who ended up as comic relief. This was the Fenway Park of my youth — a rancid snake pit of venomous egos, and not a theme park.