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 . . .
4yIn the absence of Daniel Bard, who's given the night off, the Sox bullpen implodes in an ugly 9-3 loss.
4yThe right-hander, who was a Red Sox nemesis during his days with the Rays, is suffering from right elbow tightness.
4yThe Red Sox get some good news on the injury front regarding two of their pitchers on the DL.
4yThe Cubs waited 93 years for this? Adrian Gonzalez goes 4-for-6, Kevin Youkilis and Jarrod Saltalamacchia go deep, and the Red Sox rip apart the Cubs, 15-5.
4yJon Lester expects more of himself and even though he got the win on Friday, he says he must pitch better.
4yA-Gon goes 4-for-6 with 4 RBI as the Sox win their seventh straight and pull to within a half-game of first place.
4yBoston' explodes for 19 hits and 15 runs, making up for a mediocre Jon Lester and giving the bullpen a much-needed rest.