Opening day. The day where some teams are undefeated and some teams are winless. Being from New England… I am much looking forward to opening day at Fenway Park. Although there are no guarantees, the start of baseball in New England typically means no more snow. Here it is, April 1st, 2011 and we are expecting up to 12 inches of snow in New England. The general consensus… ENOUGH ALREADY, we just started getting rid of the snow we already had!
Who knows how long it will last…
So the Red Sox will take on the Texas Rangers today for the Rangers home opener. The Rangers made a good push last year and had a chance at a World Series trophy! Good for them! This year, they are without some of the key cogs from last year but still have a solid team. Keep an eye on them this season, they should be fired up all season.
Many people are saying the Red Sox are the team to beat in the AL and could win 100 + games this season. Injuries will be the determining factor there! A healthy Red Sox team will be a successful Red Sox team.
The biggest question for the Sox is in the shortstop position. Marco Scutaro will be starting there this season and although everyone loves Jed Lowrie, the management has to consider the young, Jose Iglesias, Pawtucket’s star shortstop.
Oh yeah, and the Fenway Park opener is 1 week away against the New York Yankees!
The Red Sox have just claimed another former Rangers catcher off waivers. Max Ramirez has had the Red Sox manager’s attention for quite some time now. Who knows what they see in him.
The Sox just recently lost Victor Martinez and don’t really have a solid #1 catcher. Varitek is getting slower and his offense isn’t what it used to be.
Saltalamacchia is so so and can do the job. Red Sox fans probably all agree that the catching position is the most questionable position in the lineup for 2011.
We’ll have to wait and see if they are gearing up for a trade for a better catcher or if each catcher is going to have a role.