Happy new year, fans. Very best wishes to you and your for a happy, healthy new year!
As we count down to Spring Training and a new Red Sox season, let’s have a look at some noteworthy stories from around the web for Red Sox fans:
- Red Sox Manager John Farrell made some news this week on how he’ll manage the 2016 club. For starters, Farrell told radio station WEEI that new outfielder Chris Young is “going to get every at-bat against left-handed pitching,” leaving reporter John Tomase to question how this will affect Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Rusney Castillo. Farrell also commented on Hanley Ramirez‘ role at first, saying he won’t be there for all games, and praised Pablo Sandoval‘s off-season workout regimen.
- One-time Sox first baseman and fan favorite Mike Napoli, who finalized a one year, $7 million deal with Terry Francona’s Indians this week, said that playing first base is “a lot harder than people think,” and counseled HanRam to “listen to everything [third base coach] Butterfield says.”
- Bill Ballou of The Worcester Telegram & Gazette takes a poignant look back at the 10 Red Sox we lost in 2015: Hal “Skinny” Brown, Garry Hancock, Dave Henderson, Harley Hisner, Frank Malzone, Dick Mills, Bill Monbouquette, Neill Sheridan, Norm Siebern, and Jack Spring.