As they set out to rebuild a team that was the worst in generations, the Red Sox prioritized strong character players who would embrace the challenge of playing in Boston.
It’s a relatively small space where players, coaches, reporters and clubhouse workers all collide. Dan Shaughnessy takes us on a tour of the Fenway clubhouse.
Some baseball people believe winning breeds good chemistry and losing brings on bad chemistry. Others will tell you good chemistry is dumb luck.
Who have been the been and worst influences on the Red Sox in recent seasons? Our chemistry kit examines their rosters.
Tasked with restoring a franchise that has fallen far from a once-lofty perch, Farrell carries high expectations from players, ownership and fans.
The Red Sox Pedroia joined in 2006 treated every game like it was their last. Somewhere along the way, that changed. Pedroia intends to change it back.
He’s a high-character, high-energy guy. The new face of the new Red Sox. And he says the Red Sox have “the right chemistry.” But can the ex-All-Star still produce?
One of the high-character additions to the Red Sox, Gomes has persevered through some traumatic life experiences.
After five years of decline, there is a plan in place. Is this a playoff team? Probably not. But the 2013 Red Sox will be worth rooting for, and that represents progress.
Toronto has the best team on paper, and may rule an AL East that could see both the Red Sox and the Yankees finish at the bottom.
A year after finally reaching the playoffs, Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper and the talented Nationals look like the team to beat.
2013 MLB predictions
Twenty years removed from their last playoff appearance, the Blue Jays appear poised to make a serious run at a title.
Sunday Baseball Notes
He’ll have half the payroll he did in Boston and likely half the talent, but Francona is determined to find a way for the Indians to compete in the AL Central.
On TV, on the radio, in the newspapers, on Twitter, opinions about the Red Sox are everywhere. And sometimes it can just be too much.
Francona, in his book with Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy, revealed the inner workings of his clubhouse during his 8 years leading the Sox.
Some debuts (such as Mike Napoli’s and Daniel Nava’s) are more memorable than others. But that first appearance makes a mark for all.