Dan Shaughnessy writes that fans should not be so quick to give up Jonathan Papelbon. The closer returned to the field last night for the first time since his playoff meltdown.
Amalie Benjamin takes note that the Red Sox usually follow the lead of Josh Beckett, for better or worse.
The notebook focuses on Tim Wakefield’s solid spring so far and has updates on Mike Cameron, J.D. Drew, the comings and goings of Casey Fien, Bill Hall, Casey Kelly and Jose Iglesias.