The AL East has been beating its chest about how great it is for the entire 21st century, and I’m here to say this year may see it at its zenith.
Bogaerts, just 21, could become to the Red Sox what Mike Trout and Bryce Harper are to their teams -- a young star who can be built around for years to come.
Aruba isn’t a baseball hotbed. So the Red Sox had to dig deep to discover Bogaerts, who is now a celebrity in his homeland.
Because he is 6 feet 3 inches and close to 200 pounds, some scouts look at Xander Bogaerts and see a third baseman. Others wonder if he could play the outfield.
Bradley set the bar high when he made the Red Sox out of spring training in 2013, but he’ll start this season in Triple A.
Will the Red Sox be the first repeat champions since the Yankees in 2000? Here’s a rundown of the roster.
The Sox will need many players from Triple-A Pawtucket this year. Explore the mechanics of how those callups work.
Can the Red Sox repeat? Our writers offer their postseason predictions.
Is this finally the year that James Shields and the Royals break their long playoff drought?
Matt Holliday and the Cardinals are intent on making another run for the World Series this year.
Explore the 37-foot-high wall, the defining feature of Fenway Park since 1934, from inside and out.
Dan Shaughnessy takes us on a tour of the relatively small space where players, reporters and clubhouse workers collide.
Not every highly touted rookie pans out, as the Red Sox have learned many times through the years.
In Drake Britton, Matt Barnes, Rubby De La Rosa, Anthony Ranaudo, Allen Webster, and Henry Owens, the Red Sox have a deep roster of prospects.
At some point, maybe even by next season, the Red Sox could have a homegrown catching tandem of Blake Swihart and Christian Vazquez.
A look at what to expect in the pipeline from the Red Sox’ minor league affiliates.
A look at the hierarchy of highly regarded prospects that could eventually find a role in Boston.
A look at some of the Sox’ impressive rookie duos since the historic debut of the Gold Dust Twins (Jim Rice and Fred Lynn) in 1975.
All these rookies, it’s just like 1975 when the Sox turned over the middle of their batting order to rookies Jim Rice and Fred Lynn . . . right? Actually, no.
The Sox will end a three-year streak of having a younger starting lineup (position players only) on Opening Day than the season before.
They are all veteran voices now, long established as the four primary and familiar Red Sox broadcasters. They provide the lyrics for the soundtrack of the New England summer and, in the most memorable seasons, the exclamation points in autumn.