As the Red Sox opened up Spring Training, many questions remained regarding who would fill out the 25-man roster and what role each player would have.
As the Red Sox opened up Spring Training, many questions remained regarding who would fill out the 25-man roster and what role each player would have, which resulted in a camp full of competition. This is the second edition of the weekly update on the progress of those roster battles. You can read the first edition here.
The pitcher and position battles we are currently tracking in camp include:
- The Starting Rotation
- The Second LHP in Bullpen
- The Fifth RHP in Bullpen
- The Starting Third Baseman
- The Bench.
As for every one of the roster battles this spring, you must take into account that John Farrell‘s seat could not be hotter. There is a reason why the Red Sox made the decision to pay bench coach Torey Lovullo a manager’s salary. Therefore, although it is only Spring Training , John Farrell is going to consider everything given the fact the decisions he makes on the above-referenced competitions may be his last if he gets them wrong.
Next: The Starting Rotation