Less than a month away from the regular season, the Boston Red Sox are trying to determine their roster, using spring training performances as one of their tools of evaluation. Now in the second week of spring games, the team is undoubtedly taking a stock watch of players that are on fire and those of which are slumping.
Although Boston is largely comprised of veteran players and has a 2013 payroll of approximately $162 million, they still need to fill their roster gaps with the best candidates, and address those who may be struggling.
Coming off a 93-loss season in 2012—the team’s worst record since 1966—there’s extra pressure to field a successful team in 2013.
The Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy wrote that the upcoming season is about redemption for the Red Sox.
The first step in accomplishing that goal will be putting the best team possible on the field every day. As spring training progresses, player performance will be scrutinized more and more closely.
Click through for a full report on which Red Sox players are on fire and which are slumping.