Maybe I need to start writing more schmoopy 'goodbye' posts to players I want the Red Sox to keep. As of two weeks ago, I took for granted that V-Mart would stay, and Varitek would leave. We all know how V-Mart worked out.
Speaking of Crawford, isn't the priority for this offseason supposed to be power hitter(s) to back up Papi in the lineup? Don't we already have at least a couple dozen speedy hit-for-average outfielders on the roster and in the minor leagues? Or might we be getting rid of one or a few soon, if reports of outfielder acquisitions turn out to be correct?
As sentimentally happy as I am to see Tek back, is Jarrod Saltalamacchia really going to be our Opening Day catcher? Meanwhile, seriously, who the F is gonna play third base?
And when do pitchers and catchers report again?