Red Sox Roundtable: Five questions about the Opening Day roster
By Sean Penney
The BoSox Injection staff debates five key questions regarding the makeup of the Boston Red Sox roster as we approach Opening Day.
The Opening Day roster for the Boston Red Sox isn’t set in stone yet. There are still a few roster battles that need to be sorted out over these last weeks of spring training.
The back end of the starting rotation, the bullpen, the bench and the batting order are among the unsettled topics of debate. New Red Sox manager Alex Cora has his work cut out for him sorting out the various options at his disposal. Depth is a vital aspect of any winning team but it can often lead to some tough decisions.
The BoSox Injection staff collaborated on a roundtable discussion to address the lingering roster decisions. I asked our team five questions pertaining to players on the fringe of making the roster and the role of those without a secured everyday spot.
As you’ll see, not all of us share the same opinion on these topics. The manager’s job certainly isn’t easy! Here’s what our staff had to say.