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 . . .
4yThe Sox' ace was forced to leave Thursday night's game because of a stiff neck.
4yThat's what someone's asking on StubHub.
4yAfter blowing a 3-1 lead, the Red Sox get a clutch RBI single from Carl Crawford in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Tigers, 4-3.
4yThere was once a time when a Sox-Cubs series would have been a meeting of baseball's two most lovable losers. But those days are long gone -- around here, anyway -- so what's the big deal?
4yAlso, the Red Sox extend their longest win streak of the season.
4yJonathan Papelbon. David Ortiz. Carl Crawford; they all did their jobs when the Red Sox needed them most.
4yCarl Crawford comes through in the clutch yet again, beating the Tigers, 4-3.