Rank 'Em: Playing the Red Sox blame game

Created: September 27, 2011, 11:49 AM

There's plenty of blame to go around for these Red Sox, whose September slide has reached historic proportions. How do you assign the blame? Use the ranker tool below to tell us who or what is most at fault (or least at fault) for Boston's stunning collapse. You must rank at least five to have your vote count.
  • 1-2, 5.48 ERA in September
  • Salty, Tek both under .200 for September
  • Disastrous season
  • 26 errors in first 25 games of September
  • Free-agent signings are busts; lack of pitching depth
  • Overseeing biggest collapse in history
  • Key players Kevin Youkilis, Clay Buchholz, etc.
  • 0-2, 9.13 ERA in September
  • 1-3, 5.96 ERA in September
  • 1 HR, 8 RBIs in September
  • Pitching coach; Sox starters' September ERA is over 7