After the debacle that was September 2011, when Boston completed one of the most spectacular implosions in major league history, the Red Sox have been in a state of transition this offseason.
Gone are the general manager, manager, captain, shortstop, right fielder and the majority of the bench and bullpen. The Red Sox have brought in a lot of new faces for 2012, but the fans will be focusing mainly on the familiar ones.
As Carl Crawford proved last year, playing in Boston is a high-pressure situation. Some, however, will find themselves under more pressure than most.