Just under two weeks until the beginning of the season. We’ll have to struggle through a Texas-Houston match-up on Opening Night, but after that, the fun begins.
- Sure, perfect innings don’t mean much in Spring Training. But when Jon Lester is tearing through what looks to be the Tampa Bay Rays’ everyday lineup, it’s something to take note of. (Lester’s spring perfect timing for Sox)
- A week ago, Jackie Bradley had no shot to make the Opening Day roster. Now, with the Red Sox bogged down by injuries, they may just call up the first Killer B. (Jackie Bradley Jr. Still In Play For An Opening Day Roster Spot)
- The Injury Chronicles, Part 1: Stephen Drew is still concussed. Now the Red Sox might have to turn to Jose Iglesias. (As Stephen Drew recovers, Red Sox need to pick a shortstop)
- The Injury Chronicles, Part 2: David Ortiz is still hobbled. No batting practice, barely any running, and possibly no Opening Day for Big Papi. (Ortiz still experiencing ‘discomfort’)
- Jonny Gomes, along with being a facial hair aficionado, is also a baseball history buff. Even he’s awed by the fact he’ll be playing in Fenway Park, home to over 100 years of baseball history. (The past is ever present for newcomer Gomes)
- Hey there, Boston Red Sox! How’s the family? Good? That’s good. Seen any old buddies lately? I wonder how they’re doing. (Checking Up On Some Old Friends)
- Everyone, Mark Teixeira would like you all to know that he’s making the rounds at the spring training facility for the New York Disabled List. (Mark Teixeira acknowledges he might be out until June)
I would like the readers to know that I, Brett Cowett, observed the perpetual waiver claim known as Sandy Rosario pitch in a Giants@Reds game earlier this week.