Can we turn off the Mike Napoli Worry Machine now? He’s crushing the ball, to the tune of two homers in only six at-bats. Impressive, no?
- The 2013 Boston Red Sox – a projection puzzle, to say the least. No one really knows how good they’ll be. So, why not have a little fun with said projections? (Stats Projections For The Boston Red Sox In 2013)
- How To Rebuild a Farm System, By Ben Cherington. Step 1: Get rid of albatross contracts. Step 2: Gain valuable prospects in return. Step 3: Profit. (De La Rosa, Webster put value in Sox’ $250M salary dump)
- Trust us, David Ortiz, we want you back to mashing homers as soon as possible too, but don’t rush yourself. Easy does it. (David Ortiz: Slow progress is “driving me crazy”)
- Hey, Daniel Bard! 2011 called. And so far, it likes what it’s seeing. Especially that 97 number on the gun. 2011 really likes that. (Bard shows marked improvement as he strikes out side against Twins)
- Even if it is just Lyle Overbay, let’s just hope he doesn’t opt out and make a beeline for New York. Just wouldn’t feel right. (Lyle Overbay, The Red Sox, And The Yankees)
- It’s a shame to see you go, Ryan Westmoreland. You were an inspiration to all of us. (Ryan Westmoreland Announces Retirement From Red Sox)
- Aw, c’mon, Craig Breslow, it’s not even mid-March and you’re already injured? I mean, I guess the bullpen didn’t need reliable southpaws… (Craig Breslow likely to begin the season on the disabled list)
- Truly the end of an era. The man deserves your respect, even if Mariano Rivera was one of the Bronx Bombers. (Rivera To Retire After 2013 Season)
Let’s not forget the long ball Napoli swatted against Puerto Rico either. Won’t count as a spring training homer, but hey, still awesome.