Betts, Bogaerts and Bradley. Those were among the hopeful signs for the future even though the Red Sox again finished last.
The Red Sox faced a number of questions heading into the season. Unfortunately, the answers they got weren't exactly satisfactory.
3yJacoby Ellsbury is "excited" to contribute to a team that was maddeningly inconsistent in his absence.
3yAs expected, the Red Sox have activated center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, out since April 13 with a shoulder injury, from the disabled list prior to their game Friday night against the Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla.
3yMike from Attleboro on Larry Lucchino's letter: "If only your efforts to improve the team on the field matched your efforts off the field to shill and profit from it."
3yRed Sox team president and CEO Larry Lucchino, in an All-Star break letter to season-ticket holders, calls the team's play "maddening one day, enthralling the next day." The underachieving Sox are .500 at the break.
3yThe Red Sox kick off the second half of the season in Tampa Bay with a three-game series against the Rays. Educate yourself!
3yReggie Jackson says he messed up by disparaging Alex Rodriguez, Jim Rice, Gary Carter and other big names in baseball, and has been reaching out to make apologies.
3yRed Sox general manager Ben Cherington told the media that as long as things go well, Carl Crawford will return to the team Monday.