Nick Cafardo writes that Josh Beckett took a few steps yesterday by admitting he had some lapses last season.
Jon Lester plans to make leadership part of his game.
Bobby Valentine knows there are issues but he is thrilled with the potential of the Red Sox.
The notebook has Mike Aviles returning to shortstop. And Brian Cashman has faith in the Red Sox.
Here's a photo gallery with a bunch of shots from the great Jim Davis.