His first professional season was a bit of a learning experience for right-hander Matt Barnes, the Red Sox first pick (19th overall) in the 2011 draft out of UConn.
Last season, his first professional season, was an education for Pat Light.
There wasnt much about the 2012 season that went the way Anthony Ranaudo would have hoped.
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 . . .