By Max DeLuca 03/07/2019

The Boston Red Sox are optimistic about the upcoming season, but success is based on consistency and longevity.

“Keep everything the same and take it one game at a time. It’s such a long year and a lot of things are going to happen,” said Andrew Benintendi on the key to repeating as World Series champions.

The left fielder was a major contributor to last year’s success, playing 148 games with a batting average of .290.

It was no secret the Red Sox roster was filled with talent last season, but many were doubtful of how far they would actually go. Manager Alex Cora was more astonished in the way in which the team won.

“I’m not going to say I was surprised that happened, but surprised the way we did it? Yeah. 108 wins and go through the playoffs the way we did facing great talent, but surprised that we did it? Not really,” Cora said.

Boston will start its season on March 28 against the Seattle Mariners.