So far this Spring, the Red Sox have looked excellent. Under a new manager in Bobby Valentine who's known for his disciplinary ways, Boston appears to be buying early with a 7-2-1 record thus far.
Granted it's Spring Training, but Bobby V seems to have his finger on the pulse of this squad. Nobody doubts the talent, just the focus of the team at times.
After beating Baltimore 6-1 on Saturday, the Red Sox are ready for another week of Grapefruit League action.
Monday, March 12th
Boston vs. Miami, 1:30 p.m. ET
It's always fun to get a look at a contender early, and the Marlins are definitely that after adding Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Ozzie Guillen.
Tuesday, March 13
Boston at New York, 7:05 p.m.ET
It's the first meeting of the year between these two bitter rivals. Enough said.
Thursday, March 15
Boston vs. St. Louis, 2:35 p.m. ET
The Red Sox will get a crack at the defending champs, and the team they broke "The Curse" against.
Friday, March 16
Boston vs. Minnesota, 7:05 p.m. ET
Ron Gardenhire always has him team prepared and fundamentally sound, so this will be a nice test to see how Boston is doing.
Saturday, March 17
Boston at Baltimore, 1:05 p.m. ET and Baltimore at Boston, 1:35 p.m. ET (Split Squad)
All of the youngsters and veterans trying to make the team will be afforded the opportunity to make an impression against the division-rival Orioles.
Sunday, March 18
Boston at Tampa Bay, 1:05 p.m. ET
The Red Sox will get another look at the Rays, who could very well be one of the best in baseball again.