Pitchers and Catchers Report-Can Spring Be Far Off For New England?
The Boston Red Sox, reining World Series Champions, are back at it. Pitchers and catchers reported to Fort Myers Jet Blue Park officially on Saturday. The buzz words in training camp seems to be "Turn the Page." Team members can be heard in interviews and on their twitter feeds spouting this phrase.
Manager John Farrell stated: "There's 29 other teams that are trying to do the same thing that we are, and that's to prepare for a championship season. We respect everyone that we play against. I don't think we're focused on the end result. The first day of Spring Training is shortly in front of us. Our focus is on getting back to a building-block approach that we used last year to prepare for Opening Day." (from Red Sox. com)
Aside from no Jacoby Ellsbury (Yankee) or Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Marlins), the Sox have pretty much their entire core back for the repeat attempt. (This was last done by the Yankees in 2000.)