Boston Red Sox: 10 Burning Questions Heading into Opening Day

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Boston Red Sox: 10 Burning Questions Heading into Opening Day
The Red Sox media corps, reflected here in Daniel Bard's sunglasses, is asking the same questions I pose here. (Photo

Back on February 22, I wrote an article entitled, "22 Biggest Question Marks Heading into Spring Training."

As Opening Day approaches, let's see which of those questions remain unanswered and which new questions have arisen.

Some of those early questions have already resolved themselves: Bobby Jenks is not even on the radar screen, and it appears Andrew Miller will start the season on the DL due to hamstring issues.

Cody Ross has had an incredible spring, and even though his fellow right-field platoon mate Ryan Sweeney has scuffled, both will get playing time with Carl Crawford being out to start the year.

Jose Iglesias has been sent to Triple-A, thus squelching (at least for now) any budding shortstop controversy.

One of my big questions coming into camp was, "Will the ghosts of 2011 be exorcised by the time spring training ends?"

I'm not sure they've been exorcised as much as they have just suffocated by their own weight, overtaken by the many interesting storylines that have come out of training camp.

Now that the manager Bobby Valentine has announced that Daniel Bard and Felix Doubront will fill out the starting rotation, let's start with the most pressing of the remaining issues.

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