Red Sox Spring Training is alive and full of energy!
Wednesday February 13th, 2013
Spring training has arrived for the Red Sox, majority of the team members are in fact already at camp in Fort Myers, FL. New team manager John Farrell is a very hard working, determined leader and will not tolerate any acts of disrespect to his team by either members of the club or any outside source to include any acts of disgrace to the game of baseball this season. He is very disciplined and determined to change things around for this club and I am sure he will.
John Henry Principal Owner of the Red Sox met with the media on Monday and made it very clear that he and his members of the ownership group have no plans of selling the team what so ever, with that being said let’s all just put that rumor to rest.
Jason Varitek is also already at camp to work with members of the team to help keeps things in order and moving in the right direction.
Players that have already been seen working on their skills on the diamond include the following; 2nd baseman Dustin Pedoria, 3rd baseman Will Middlebrooks, newly acquired 1st baseman Mike Napoli, shortstop Steven Drew, Outfielders-Jacob Ellsbury,Shane Victorino, and Johnny Gomes, add into the mix, Lyle Overbay, Mike Sweeney and members of the prospects for the team.
Pitchers and Catchers have been working hard and one pitcher that looks like he is ready to go, probably the best shape in his career is John Lackey. Clay Bucholz suffered a mild set back yesterday with a hamstring pull, should not be an issue of concern we all hope. Felix Dupont is ready, Ryan Dempster is working hard, Jon Lester is going to bust to turn his season around from last year, under the leadership and guidance of Manager John Farrell I have no doubt this is going to be a much better year for Lester.
As the start of the preseason/spring training schedule approaches just over a week away before the red sox play their first exhibition game.
This team is going to be a fun and exciting team to watch all season long, with the cast of characters on this club how could it not be.