Hanley Ramirez is back in a Red Sox uniform, and his signing will prove to be the best of Boston's offseason acquisitions.
Wade Miley's ceiling appears to be back-of-the-rotation starter, making him the worst of the Red Sox' offseason pickups.
We asked Sean McAdam the same questions we're asking you in our preseason survey. Here's who he thinks will emerge as the Red Sox ace.
3yThe Red Sox had victory in their grasps, but Jonathan Papelbon can't hold on to the 3-2 lead, and the Sox lose 4-3. Minutes later, the Rays win -- and just like that the Sox season is over.
3yKevin Youkilis is put on the 60-day DL effectively ending his season with the Red Sox.
3yThe knuckleballer, who feels he's pitched better this year than his 7-8, 5.12 record would indicate, says he wants to break the franchise record for victories.
3yClay Buchholz was activated from the DL and could pitch Wednesday night for the Red Sox if needed.
3yThe rookie is back in action as the Sox face the Orioles in a must-win game.
3yThe suspense is as high as its been all season for the Red Sox. As they try to save themselves at the very last minute with their season on the brink, they have become must-see TV.
3yIndustry sources indicate the Sox were close to a deal for Kansas City's Bruce Chen, but the Royals backed out at the last moment. Also, notes on Ryan Lavarnway and Clay Buchholz.