In response to Joebreidey's comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
We will be a top 5 offense in runs scored and OPS at year end... maybe even top 3.
About right. I'd expect maybe #3. Ellsbury is an obvious loss, Salty/Drew ~= AJ/Bogaerts. We probably scored more than we should've last year, with Nava and Carp excelling, but we still have excellent offense at 1st, 2nd, SS, RF, and DH.
But this is just another rite of Spring for RS fans. Nobody in BB panics quicker or better.
It is funny stuff. If the Red Sox went 2 and 4 in the middle of the season no one would even notice. I am not saying there are not reasons to be concerned, but starting the season 2 and 4 isn't anything to stress about.