Will the Red Sox, coming off consecutive last-place finishes under John Farrell, be tempted to make a quick change if they start slowly?
Addressing some smaller, but not-so-insignificant questions for the Red Sox as spring training approaches.
Dave Dombrowski's in-season approach will probably be different than Ben Cherington's. How different? Let us count the ways . . .
3yThe Red Sox are second in the league in offense, but they continue to suffer through long stretches of inconsistency - like Friday - where they struggle to plate even a single run.
3yDaisuke Matsuzaka gets off to a wild start, then settles in but it's not enough to overcome the early damage.
3yBobby Valentine announces in his postgame press conference that Josh Beckett is suffering from right shoulder inflammation and will miss his scheduled start Sunday night.
3yThe Red Sox get literally nothing going with the bats on Friday as Ryan Dempster and the last-place Cubs beat the Sox, 3-0, at Wrigley Field.
3yThe Red Sox have come to terms with 11 draft selections from the 2012 MLB Draft, including first round pick Pat Light.
3yHe's busy with the task of rebuilding the Chicago Cubs, but the arrival of the Sox has Theo Epstein thinking about his days in Boston.
3yTimes are tough in Red Sox Nation, but look on the bright side: You could be a Cubs fan.