The Boston Red Sox finished in last place in the American League East last season with a 69-93 record, their worst mark as a team since 1967. Having made a number of moves this past offseason, the team hopes they enter 2013 with the right blueprint to win their division.
The core of the team—including Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Jon Lester and Jacoby Ellsbury—is returning and seeking redemption from the misery of 2012.
The American League East is traditionally known for its competitiveness, and this season will be no different.
Clearly, the Red Sox have their work cut out for them. Fortunately, they have a roster loaded with highly-paid talent and a minor league system boasting a bumper crop of prospects. By using such resources and having a few things go their way, getting back to contention is a strong possibility.
Click though for a breakdown of what Boston’s blueprint should be if they want to make a run at winning their division this season.