COMMENTARY Spring training passed sleepily in Fort Myers. Aside from word of Chris Sale’s new contract, and Steven Wright’s latest suspension, the biggest talking points of Red Sox camp were probably a pair of as-yet-mostly unanswered questions: Who’s handling what roles in the bullpen? And who’s going to the White House? That’s probably a good thing for a team returning, mostly intact, from resetting the franchise record for wins while winning a fourth World Series in 15 years — and now positioned to do what no big-league team has done in a couple of decades by winning back-to-back titles. That mission starts Thursday night in Seattle and continues over the six-month marathon that follows. Here are 19 things we’ll be watching as the 2019 season unfolds: 1. Opening day (and week, and trip) A year ago the Red Sox romped through spring training, then rolled that into a regular season start of 17-2. This year they wrapped up the exhibition season with the worst record and run differential among American League clubs, and now they’ll open 2019 with an 11-game road trip to face three teams that finished 2018 over .500 and were in playoff contention as late as mid-September… Read full this story
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