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 . . .
4yJosh Beckett was once a bona-fide ace. Now? He's just hoping he can come close to regaining that form. It all starts Tuesday night against the Indians.
4yBoston's Opening Day payroll of 161,762,475 ranks third behind the Yankees 202,689,028 and Phillies 172,976,379.
4yFelger examines Boston's opening weekend, explaining what went wrong, what went right, and where the Sox should look now.
4yFormer Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell is enjoying time with family and friends, and isn't worried about the dismal start to the 2011 Sox season.
4yEspecially for John Lackey, who has struggled in the opening month.
4yCarl Crawford's a good player, and he'll help the Red Sox win a lot of games. But he's not worth 20 million, and he shouldn't be blamed for the overpriced salary the Red Sox gave him.
4yDustin Pedroia is understandably "frustrated" with Boston's start to the season and says the Sox better step it up if they're going to reach the heights of which they're capable.