The Boston Red Sox officially put the bow on a banner 2013 by receiving their World Series rings during Friday’s home opener at Fenway Park.
The 2014 regular season is now a week old, and Boston is currently tied for last place in the American League East with a 2-4 record.
It’s obviously early, as six games should not be a microcosm of what the entire year will end up being like.
The Red Sox still have 156 games to play before the playoffs begin, but questions remain that will have an impact on whether or not they will defend their championship once the calendar flips to October.
New acquisitions, health issues and improved teams within their division are all things that will be something to pay attention to this month and beyond.
Let’s look at five early season questions that Boston needs to answer.
All player statistics sourced from RedSox.com unless otherwise noted.