Betts, Bogaerts and Bradley. Those were among the hopeful signs for the future even though the Red Sox again finished last.
The Red Sox faced a number of questions heading into the season. Unfortunately, the answers they got weren't exactly satisfactory.
3yWith the Arizona Diamondbacks in the market for a third baseman, the team has reportedly kicked the tires of the Red Sox's 33-year-old veteran.
3yManny Ramirez asks for, and is granted, his release from the Oakland Athletics.
3yAll the major players from the Red Sox' tumultuous offseason are reunited in Chicago this weekend. Sounds like a recipe for disaster.
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.