Adrian Beltre has posted some impressive numbers in the early stages of his first season with the Red Sox. He has a .332 average, seven home runs, 40 RBI.
And two teammates eliminated.
Twice Beltre has run over leftfielders chasing a pop up, and twice said leftfielder left the game with soreness in the midsection. At this rate, Beltre might finish the season with a higher body count than error count.
But Beltre's wave of destruction got us thinking about some things the Red Sox could need as the season goes along. None are major fixes per se, but any of the following could make a big difference as the race for the AL East title heats up.