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 . . .
3yIn the nine-game homestand, Boston went 7-2, a clear difference from the season's first homestand, when the team went 3-5.
3yThe starter has frustrated at the lack of results from his quality pitches, but is doing his best not to overanalyze his win over the Blue Jays.
3yDavid Ortiz hit his 399th career home run in Wednesday afternoon's 10-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
3yLife after Youk hasn't been easy for Will Middlebrooks.
3yDavid Ortiz socked his 399th homer to help the Red Sox hammer the Blue Jays, 10-4, before hitting the road for seven games.
3yThe Yankees lose two of their best starting pitchers on the same day, as Andy Pettitte suffers a broken ankle after being hit by a line drive and CC Sabathia groin strain is placed on the disabled list.
3yFranklin Morales and Aaron Cook are the only sure bets to start in the upcoming Red Sox-Mariners series in Seattle.