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 . . .
5yAgent Scott Boras says the marketplace for Magglio Ordonez is "pretty aggressive." Will Boras and the Red Sox find a way to get the veteran outfielder in Boston?
5yTerry Francona raises warning signals when he says the Red Sox center fielder is 'still feeling' discomfort from his broken rib, but GM Theo Epstein says Ellsbury has no symptoms and is enthused about next year.
5yThe Red Sox are looking for bullpen help and have made offers to "a number" of pitchers -- right-handed and left-handed.
5yWhile the teams have talked, Beltran's age, salary and physical condition are all sticking points for the Sox.
5yThe Red Sox have thought about bringing in catcher Russell Martin and reliever Brian Fuentes.
5yThe Red Sox came close to trading for Magglio Ordonez seven years ago, and it looks like their interest in the outfielder hasn't waned.
5yNow that Adrian Gonzalez is on board, here's what Theo Epstein is likely to attempt to accomplish this week.