The Red Sox front office was pretty busy on Friday signing several players, one a free agent(finally) in Mike Napoli and the others who where eligible for arbitration. with most of the team wrapped up with the exception of lefty specialist pitcher Craig Breslow, which I can see being signed any day now to stay in Boston. with the addition of a few more free agents to complete the roster I kind of like the team that Ben Cherington has put together. As of today this what the red sox projected opening day line up should look like barring there will be no trades before then.
1. Ellsbury CF
2. Pedoria 2B
3. Ortiz DH
4. Napoli 1B
5. Middlebrooks 3B
6. Saltalamacchia C
7. Victorino RF
8. Gomes LF
9. Drew SS
remaining SP’s for the start of 2013
Backup fielders/position players,
IF/OF-Holt the utility man for 2013
IF-Ciriaco platoon fill in for Drew
OF-Kalish to platoon in LF and RF
then again there could be plenty of more changes in the near future before opening day that could change things around entirely. The clock is ticking..the truck leaves for Florida very soon!!!!