Frigid weather brings thoughts of spring
Now that this whole overblown J.D. Drew contract snag is behind us, the team is officially in place and it’s time to start looking ahead to Spring Training.
On this coldest day of the year to date, I’m very much looking forward to my arrival in Fort Myers on Feb. 15. Here are the issues I wonder about now that there is no more Patriots to obsess about:
Who the heck is going to close for this team? I’m just not buying the whole Joel Pineiro thing. Do we think Theo has a trade up his sleeve?
What kind of shape will Lester be in? And if he’s on schedule, how will they fit him into the rotation?
Is Pedroia a legitimate starting second baseman?
Will Manny show up on time?
Will Coco be the Coco we hoped he’d be last year?
How will Papelbon fare in the rotation?
What are some of the things on everyone else’s mind? Let’s talk some Red Sox. I’m sick of winter.