David Price's arrival in Fort Myers is a reminder the Sox need a rotation behind him. Sean McAdam and Lou Merloni examine the issue.
The Red Sox tumble from their No. 5 ranking in 2015, but ESPN's Keith Law still rates them as a top-10 organization . . . and No. 3 in the A.L.
4yThough the Red Sox filled a hole when they traded for closer Andrew Bailey, they didn't solve all their problems. There are still several moves the Sox could make to improve their depth.
4yThe point of the Red Sox and A's trade was to bring in a closer. Mission accomplished. But by trading Josh Reddick and acquiring Ryan Sweeney, the outfield situation is still the same.
4yThe Sox find their replacement for Jonathan Papelbon after trading for A's closer Andrew Bailey. The move works for the Sox for a number of reasons.MORE: Thumbs up for Cherington Profile: Miles Head
4yThe Japanese pitchers are close in age, posting fees in excess of 50 million comparisons Daisuke Matsuzaka might begin, but scout Mike Brown thinks that may be where the comparisons end.
4yOne of the challenges for new pitching coach Bob McClure is to figure out the best place for pitchers like Daniel Bard and Alfredo Aceves.
4yBob McClure is no dummy. When his mom told him she'd kill him if he didn't consider the Red Sox' pitching coach position, he quickly accepted.
4yAlex Ochoa is a surprise addition to the Red Sox coaching staff. The ex-outfielder is named first-base coach, joining fellow newcomers Bob McClure pitching coach and Jerry Royster first-base coach.