Dan Shaughnessy writes that it doesn’t look good for the Red Sox as the season opens.
Bobby Valentine named Alfredo Aceves as his new closer.
Nick Cafardo writes that it should have been Daniel Bard.
Tony Massarotti writes that it should have been Vicente Padilla.
The notebook has Josh Beckett not too concerned with his thumb injury.
Jon Lester is ready for Opening Day. Mike Vega has the story.
The Red Sox fans are hopeful but cautious. Peter Schworm has the story.