INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — In April of 2011, the Red Sox were a team projected by many to win 100 games and then the World Series. They were on top of the baseball world.
In the 19 months since, here are a few numbers:
Two general managers: Theo Epstein, Ben Cherington.
Three managers: Terry Francona, Bobby Valentine, John Farrell.
13 coaches: Tim Bogar, DeMarlo Hale, Ron Johnson, Rob Leary, Dave Magadan, Gary Tuck, Curt Young, Bob McClure, Randy Niemann, Jerry Royster, Torey Lovullo, Brian Butterfield.
2 head athletic trainers: Mike Reinold, Rick Jameyson.
41 position players used: Lars Anderson, Mike Aviles, Marlon Byrd, Mike Cameron, Pedro Ciriaco, Carl Crawford, Ivan DeJesus Jr., J.D. Drew, Jacoby Ellsbury, Joey Gathright, Mauro Gomez, Adrian Gonzalez, Jose Iglesias, Conor Jackson, Ryan Kalish, Ryan Lavarnway, Brett Lillibridge, Che-Hsuan Lin, James Loney, Jed Lowrie, Darnell McDonald, Will Middlebrooks, Daniel Nava, Yamaico Navarro, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Scott Podsednik, Nick Punto, Guillermo Quiroz, Josh Reddick, Jason Repko, Cody Ross, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Marco Scutaro, Kelly Shoppach, Nate Spears, Drew Sutton, Ryan Sweeney, Danny Valencia, Jason Varitek, Kevin Youkilis.
37 pitchers used: Alfredo Aceves, Matt Albers, Scott Atchison, Andrew Bailey, Daniel Bard, Pedro Beato, Michael Bowden, Josh Beckett, Erik Bedard, Craig Breslow, Clay Buchholz, Chris Carpenter, Aaron Cook, Felix Doubront, Justin Germano, Rich Hill, Tommy Hottovy, Bobby Jenks, John Lackey, Jon Lester, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Mark Melancon, Andrew Miller, Trever Miller, Franklin Morales, Clayton Mortensen, Hideki Okajima, Vicente Padilla, Jonathan Papelbon, Zack Stewart, Junichi Tazawa, Justin Thomas, Dennys Reyes, Tim Wakefield, Dan Wheeler, Kyle Weiland, Randy Williams.
17 trades involving major league players: They range from the humble (Danny Valencia for minor leaguer Jeremias Pineda) to the August blockbuster with the Dodgers.
The point of all this? The Red Sox have had an incredible amount of turnover in a short period of time and there is more to come. At some point, presumably by spring training, they will have a roster and a staff that will get a chance to develop. The revolving door at Fenway Park has been spinning.