Dan Shaughnessy writes that the Red Sox hitters are tired of hearing the team lacks offense. Tell you what, the guys have a point. Nobody can determine how a baseball team will play in February. Let them get a few months in before making an evaluation.
Stealing a base is usually not worth the risk. Unless Jacoby Ellsbury is the man running.
The Red Sox and Lee County unveiled preliminary plans for a new stadium in Florida. This notebook also has updates on the Red Sox paying attention to pickoffs, Daniel Bard’s impressive throwing session yesterday, Adrian Beltre, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Jonathan Papelbon, the draft, Clay Buchholz’s happy news and other matters.
No sympathy expected from those of you up in New England. But it’s 42 degrees here this morning. The Sox will have a brisk workout then head off for their annual charity golf tournament to benefit the Southwest Florida Children’s Hospital of the Lee Memorial Health System.