This is the first season in a long while where I truly don’t know how good the Red Sox will be. It’s kind of…exhilarating, not having such high expectations this time. Like anything could happen.
- There will be a time when the Red Sox will return to being the cream of the baseball crop. It may not be anytime soon, but hey, Rome wasn’t built in a day. (The Blueprint: Defining The Path To The ‘Next Great Red Sox Team’)
- One guy we can’t get enough of is Dustin Pedroia. Another year, another chance to prove the doubters wrong, and another nickname, perhaps? (New year excites Dustin Pedroia)
- Please don’t tell me this is going to be another injury-filled season. I’m already uneasy, and this is just a hamstring strain. Can’t there be a season where everyone’s happy & healthy? (Hamstring strain for Clay Buchholz)
- It’s no surprise that Bobby Valentine burned every bridge possible when leaving Boston. I mean, if David Ortiz is against you, you royally screwed up. (Ortiz slams Valentine for last year’s performance)
- “The Red Sox…signed identical twins from Venezuela, both named Luis Basabe, both switch-hitters who throw righthanded, both are around the same size and each of whom signed for $450,000 when they turned 16…” Well that’s, uh, different. (Baseball America’s Red Sox International Signing Round-Up)
- John Henry still loves baseball, guys. Why that was in doubt, I’ll never know – remember, he offered $12.5 million to Billy Beane once. (Henry insists he loves baseball and isn’t selling Red Sox)
- With our luck, he’ll hit .330 with amazing power numbers too, now that he isn’t on the team anymore. (Carl Crawford almost ready to begin facing live pitching)
- So, how many former Red Sox players can another team have? Is there a limit? (Athletics, Hideki Okajima reach agreement)
This season will be something to watch. Maybe the 2013 Sox will just be one of those fun teams to watch, where winning won’t matter as much as it used to.