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 . . .
3yBobby Valentine doesn't think Josh Beckett is injured and thinks he may have been tipping his pitches. In all, the Sox skipper says Beckett has been a real "professional."
3yDavid Ortiz understands fans' anger - about last season, the slow start this year, Josh Beckett - but urges patience and says the team will turn it around.
3yBobby Valentine isn't about to give up hope that Clay Buchholz and the rest of the pitching staff can get it together. He knows how badly the team needs Buchholz.
3yUnless the Sox shake up their rotation.
3yIn a conversation with WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Josh Beckett also says that perception of the Red Sox being a team in disarray is completely false.
3yThe New York Times has officially sold the last of its shares in Fenway Sports Group, which includes the Boston Red Sox.
3yDavid Ortiz is involved in a multicar collision on Boylston Street prior to Friday's game, according to WBZ, but is unhurt.