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GoDaddy Hates You and A Red Sox 2012 Preview


Friday, February 10, 2012 by an attempt to turn our noses up at GoDaddy we have moved the blog (as you know because you are here). But enough about about those Red Sox?! That's right folks, it's that time of year when I start to get extremely obnoxious about my Boston Red Sox. Lets talk 2012 preview...

With Scutaro gone, who will fill the void at short? While Jose Iglesias was a fan favorite every time Tito brought him up last season, he has apparently been struggling behind the plate. Bobby V loves bats so unless Iglesias shows something big this spring you will most likely see Punto, or Aviles. Both are solid.

Starting pitching has been a big off-season topic. Believe it or not Matsuzaka is still an option in 2012 and, despite his recent Tommy John surgery, you will probably see him around the all-star break. Scary, I know. Bucholz looks ready to go and was touted as having his best winter yet. Staff says he looks very strong and probably could have even pitched at the end of last season. Of course hind sight is 20/20.  

Now, all Sox fans shed a tear for the bullpen down the stretch last season, and some of us even made animal sacrifices to the gods in hopes of a turn around (RIP Mittens). This years looks to be better. Pap is gone and we have all mourned but, just like ex-girlfriends and hangovers, nothing gets you over the last one like the next one.  Andrew Bailey (acquired from O-Town) will fill the roll of the jig-dancing closer and probably be even better at it seeing as how he is actually Irish, or Welch...or something. Oh, and he was 2009 AL Rookie of the Year, and a 2010 All-Star. So he's got that going for him.

Who takes over for Crawford if his wrist isn't 100% by regular season? First, the Red Sox are very confident that if Carl is not ready by opening day it will only be a minimal amount of time that he will miss. In his place would be either Cody Ross or Darnell McDonald. Right field will most likely house Ryan Sweeney. Center goes to Ellsbury, obvi. Not a bad little crew patrolling the wall if you ask me.

That's all for now. Pitchers and catchers report on February 19th. It's all happening.

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