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It’s almost time to put your caps back on those lovable heads of yours. Ft. Myers is about to be filled with a lot of navy and red.

  • When you lead the team in walk rate, ISO and wOBA while only playing 90 games of a season, you’re pretty valuable to Red Sox offense. So it’s good to hear that David Ortiz will be ready to roll out. (David Ortiz will be set to go)
  • One thing the Red Sox were adamant about doing this offseason was handing out massive contracts. While they succeeded in that regard, if you’re a fan who wants to win now, you may be disappointed. (Spring Training Countdown: No quick fixes)

Finally got to play catch in this 72*F Phoenician weather down here in Arizona. My shoulder’s never felt better.

Categories: Alex Hassan Boston Red Sox Dana Levangie David Ortiz Houston Astros Jed Lowrie Joel Hanrahan Keith Law Manny Ramirez Oakland Athletics Ryan Kalish Spring Training

Brett Cowett is a young, die-hard Red Sox fan. An undergrad at Arizona State University, Brett is studying digital journalism with a minor in Dustin Pedroia studies. Apart from laughing at Nick Swisher's escapades in the field, Brett enjoys the occasional sci-fi flick, playing Halo, and being snarky. Follow him at @BACowett for more baseball, random musings, and random baseball musings.

4 Responses to “Wednesday’s Links – Smells Like Team Spirit” Subscribe

  1. Gerry February 6, 2013 at 1:54 PM #

    Thanks for the Manny update. Amazing. Billy B said he has been trying to get Jed Lowrie for years, and we all know The Jedi still holds baseball records at Stanford. Those two elements alone might account for Jed finally being The Jedi. Also, Adams piece is telling. CSNNE prides itself on negativity/gloom&doom, even marketing itself constantly as the anti-NESN network, and there he was, despite buying into the company's attack-first policy, uncharacteristically condoning the Sox' disciplined approach to the offseason's signings and offering hope for the future through the Farm, but based on Ranaudo and Workman (who, in fact, offer hope) while ignoring the more imminent DLR, Webster, Wright, Hernandez, Wilson and Brentz, Iggy, Lava. Like Merloni, he is in a tough position career wise. Good selection of links.

  2. JiminNC February 7, 2013 at 8:01 AM #

    Ortiz led the team in Hrs?

    • Brett February 7, 2013 at 6:46 PM #

      My bad. Salty actually had the lead. Steve H has the correct numbers below. I'll clean it up quick

  3. Steve H February 7, 2013 at 2:14 PM #

    Salty lead the team with 25. Ortiz had 23