Brace yourselves, folks – we’re starting to drift into Best Shape Of His Life (BSOHL) territory. Who’s gonna be on that list? Hopefully a certain Domincan left-hander.
- The Red Sox offense may have lost a step, but it’s still a very potent run-scoring machine. Expect the score-splosion from 2013 to persist into this year. (Sox offense not at such a loss)
- It’s not founded in fandom – or even personal loathing – but the Yankees don’t really seem to compete all that well with the Red Sox. (Call ’em as you see ’em, but the Yankees simply don’t match up with the Red Sox)
- This is a little jarring, but hindsight’s always 20/20 when talking about Alex Rodriguez. He was really good, and Theo Epstein really wanted him. (Alex Rodriguez really, really wanted to be a Red Sox)
- Koji Uehara was a god amongst men in the Boston reliever corps in 2013. Don’t expect a repeat in 2014, but he’ll still be great once more. (Spring forward: Uehara back to Earth in 2014?)
- I’ve said this before, but poor, poor Stephen Drew. Finally does decently after his ankle injury, but can’t get a job to save his life. (Free agents left to swing in the breeze)
- The Red Sox are in the business of producing great players, and business is a-booming. Seven players were placed on Fangraphs’ Top 100 list. (2014 Top 100 Prospects)
- Get well soon, Curt Schilling. You beat the Yankees on a shredded ankle, you can beat this. (Curt Schilling’s Family Tweets That Cancer Surgery ‘Went Really Well’)
Prepare for a journey south.
Had my preseason physical. Dr’s biggest piece of advice: “You should do something about a base tan. Otherwise, once you get to Florida…”
— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) February 11, 2014