When the Boston Red Sox began spring training last year, their big new addition was Bobby Valentine. All eyes were on him as the Red Sox got ready for a new season.
Yeah...that didn't go so well. It's a good thing things are different this year.
There are a ton of fresh faces in Red Sox camp this year. John Farrell has taken over for Bobby V, and Ben Cherington went out and acquired a handful of veteran players. Among the new Red Sox are Ryan Dempster, Jonny Gomes, Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino.
The Red Sox are hoping for the best from their new additions, but yours truly has his own expectations. Here are my predictions for each of Boston's eight key offseason additions.
Note: Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.