Entering Spring Training, there were a lot of questions about what the Red Sox 25-man roster would look like, as well as the roles on the roster.
Throughout the Spring, I will be providing you with weekly updates on these rosters battles, which include the following:
- The fifth spot in the starting rotation;
- The sixth spot in the bullpen (LHP);
- The seventh spot in the bullpen (RHP);
- Starting at third base;
- Starting at left field; and
- Eighth inning role;
As for every one of the roster battles this Spring, you must take into account that John Farrell‘s seat could not be hotter, and that was before last night’s story broke. There is a reason why the Red Sox made the decision to pay Torey Lovullo (bench coach) a manager’s salary.
Therefore, although it has only been a week and there have only been a marginal amount of at-bats and innings pitched, John Farrell is going to consider everything before making decisions that could have the potential of costing him his job.
Next: 5th rotation spot