Red Sox: Five questions for the 2017 season
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With select players rolling into Fort Myers and just two days left until pitchers and catchers officially report, it’s time to look at the 2017 Boston Red Sox.
After 93 wins last season and the addition of one baseball’s best pitchers in Chris Sale, the hype around the Red Sox is deservedly high. If you’re interested in projected standings, USA Today‘s panel of experts has them atop the American League East, while Las Vegas bookmakers have slightly more modest expectations.
By all accounts, 2017 is expected to be a great season for the Red Sox and their fans. But regardless of expectation, there are still areas of uncertainty that need to be addressed. Depth at key spots, battles for starting positions, and a Papi-sized hole to fill in the lineup provide intrigue as we head into Spring Training.
Without further hesitation, let’s dive into these questions.