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 . . .
4yCarl Crawford is back in left field as the Sox take on Baltimore in the third game of a four-game series
4yMonday's win may have kept Red Sox Nation from spiraling completely into despair, but it didn't do much to give them any hope for the future.
4yWelcome to First Pitch, a quick spin around the world of Major League Baseball . . . or at least the corner of it that most concerns the Red Sox
4yAfter losing Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader, the Red Sox exploded offensively. It was clear they needed to at least split the games on Monday, and they did just that.
4yThey may have dropped Game 1 of the doubleheader Monday, but the Sox responded by bashing 20 hits and scoring 18 runs in the 18-9 win over the Orioles.
4yForget the pitching, it appears that if the Sox are going to get into the playoffs, it'll be due to their hitting. They showed that tonight in the 18-9 win.
4yRookie Kyle Weiland wasn't sharp, and the Sox went down big early on. They tried to come back, but ultimately came up short in the 6-5 loss. Game 2 is Monday night.