J.D. doesn't care that this is the last year of his contract. He's more focused on getting healthy, staying healthy, and producing quality at-bats in a re-stocked Red Sox lineup.
Carl Crawford used to give the Red Sox fits on the basepaths. Now, he'll be a headache for everyone else.
Veteran shortstop Marco Scutaro -- who earned respect in the clubhouse for playing hurt all last year -- is finally pain-free and aiming for a better season.
Last season, David Ortiz beat himself up when he struggled in April. This year, he says a slow start won't bother him.