Holy crap, the pen has now officially become the biggest concern. Bailey's surgery will apparently include his ucl and he's out till the all star break! So, not only do the Sox not have a closer but neither do they have the kind of bullpen ace (which is probably the more important role than closer anyway) they had in Bard last season.
I think they have to at least think about moving Bard back to the pen although all indications are the will go with Melancon/Aceves and give Bard a shot in the rotation.
Not good. Not good at all.
Watching Derek Jeter make 40 defensive plays and then watching Adam Everett make 40 defensive plays at the same position is sort of like watching video of Barbara Bush dancing at the White House, and then watching Demi Moore dancing in Striptease. (Bill James)
Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power. If he can continue to hit .260 or so, he'll be useful, and he probably has a future as a backup infielder. (Keith Law)