Four years and some odd number of games ago, a Red Sox second baseman by the name of Eric Patterson prowled his position. Yeah, that was 2010.
- Ryan Dempster might’ve been feeling his age all of a sudden. The 36-year-old hurler decided to step back and forego pitching in 2014. (For Dempster, it was time to step back)
- Who gets some extra playing time with Dempster leaving? There’s quite a few guys ready to step in with the old right-hander not pitching in 2014. (Three beneficiaries of Ryan Dempster’s sudden departure)
- He was used in both a starting and a relief role, and Brandon Workman says he’s ready for any blue-collar work that the Red Sox need doing. (Confident Brandon Workman ready for any role)
- The southpaw wasn’t kidding around – Jon Lester wants to stay in Boston for the foreseeable future. Loyalty does go a long way in Boston. (Lester: ‘I mean it — I want to stay here’)
- Just like a certain quarterback, Dustin Pedroia says he wants to play until he’s 40. After all he’s been through, age wouldn’t stop Pedroia. (Buckley: For Dustin Pedroia, next eight could be great)
- You can never have too many bullpen arms, and even the Red Sox are no exception to that. Francisco Cordero, everyone! Woo! (Red Sox Add Right-Hander Francisco Cordero On Minor League Deal)
- Now that managers can challenge, when should they? This adds a whole new area of strategy that all 30 teams must understand. (When Should Managers Challenge?)
Where do these guys keep getting these awesome shirts?
— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) February 16, 2014