Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts are two key pieces to the Red Sox going forward, but can they meet the high expectations set for them?
Will the Red Sox, coming off consecutive last-place finishes under John Farrell, be tempted to make a quick change if they start slowly?
3yCSNNE's Sean McAdam writes that there's a disconnect between manager Bobby Valentine and some players, and communication -- between the manager's office, the clubhouse and the owners' suite -- is sometimes in short supply.
3yThe Red Sox notched 16 hits and four home runs in their fourth-straight win, demolishing the Marlins.
3yDeven Marrero signed with the Red Sox organization earlier this week; he'll report to Single-A Lowell on Thursday.
3yCarl Crawford said that his left elbow felt great; Bobby Valentine said that he appreciates the sacrifice Adrian Gonzalez has made by moving to right.
3yHis thumb isn't so bad... this time
3yKelly Shoppach has Mark Buehrle figured out, but who else in the lineup has a pitcher in their pocket?
3yIn an appearance on WEEI Radio's 'Mut and Merloni Show', ESPN's Buster Olney says he never wrote that the players don't get along; he wrote there are issues of 'communication' and 'how issues are handled . . . to a degree that I have...