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 . . .
4yBobby Jenks, a former closer, is used to bouncing back after tough games, but even he is losing some confidence.
4yTim Wakefield hasn't started a game all year, but he looked like he found his groove easily against the Mariners on Sunday.
4yCarl Crawford had an April to forget, but his first game in May felt like a welcome change.
4yCarl Crawford picked up the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the ninth inning, helping the Red Sox to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Mariners.
4yThe bats were silent once again - especially when they were needed most - as the Sox were blanked Saturday night at Fenway Park.
4yStill sore from jamming his left hip in Baltimore on Thursday, Kevin Youkilis will get the day off in hopes of a return tomorrow. Tim Wakefield makes his first start of the season, with Jarrod Saltalamachia behind the plate.
4yDespite a respectable performance and a quality start -- by John Lackey, the Sox fell for the second straight game to the Mariners at Fenway Park, getting shut out, 2-0.