FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It seemed like a nice bit of confluence for Matt Barnes. But then the facts got in the way.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After about two weeks of workouts -- official and otherwise -- it's time for the games to begin for the Red Sox.
Matt Barnes wasn't in Boston last fall, but he certainly took notice of what was happening there.
When the Red Sox completed their worst-to-first turnaround last year, culminating in a World Series victory over the Cardinals, they did so on the strengths of clutch pitching and timely hitting.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- In all of baseball, there may no organization with as many highly-regarded pitching prospects as the Red Sox.