When you come right down to it, the Red Sox didn't really have much of a choice. We got a glimpse of life without David Ortiz in the second half of last season, and talk about ugly . . .
Jeremy Roenick visited with Bob Costas earlier this week, and spoke about everything the players lost when they missed the 2004-05 season.
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington announced John Farrell as the team's next skipper on Tuesday.