“To fully appreciate where the Red Sox stand today, you must consider where they were a year ago,” says commentator Jeff Wagenheim

Last year, baseball in Boston was bad. A gloomy cloud hovered over the Fenway nine following a 2012 season spent under the clownish mismanagement of Bobby Valentine. Commentator Jeff Wagenheim, who writes for the Boston Globe and Sports Illustrated says there was no where else to go but up.