I think a lot of our heavy lifting is done ... [W]e've added strength to a lot of different areas to the roster, a lot of areas we had holes in, I think in aggregate we feel pretty good that we're a strong, deep team with a chance to be deep in a lot of areas to match up with anyone. We think this is a team that will be very competitive, going to contend and match up with any team in the AL East.Matt Sullivan (OtM) looks at the "melee" in the Red Sox's division:
From the top to the bottom of the division, every team in the AL East can justify the idea that they are a contender in 2013.Mike Napoli has avascular necrosis in both hips, but says he'll be fine by Opening Day, April 1. ... Daniel Bard is feeling good. ... Manager John Farrell has been travelling around the country, meeting with various Sox pitchers, like Bard, John Lackey, and Felix Doubront.
Terry Francona was on The Big Show yesterday. Alex Speier has a wrap-up. Speier also wrote a lengthy column/review on/of Francona's book.