FORT MYERS, Fla. -- About four weeks into his offseason workouts, Dustin Pedroia had an epiphany.



FORT MYERS, Fla.—In recent years, it has not been unusual for the Red Sox to report to spring training with the roster all but set.



FT. MYERS, Fla. -- That didn’t take long.

You’d think David Ortiz would at least wait until he got an at-bat before he started complaining about the players hitting behind him in the lineup.



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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- He sat on the back porch of his rented spring training home, overlooking the kind of pond that litters almost every Florida golf course community.



FORT MYERS, Fla.—If Jason Varitek was defeated by an offseason of seemingly agonizing negotiations, it wasn’t apparent.





FORT MYERS, Fla. – “Are you optimistic?”

Mike Lowell’s answer is swift and definitive.

“Absolutely.”



FORT MYERS, Fla. – “Are you optimistic?”

Mike Lowell’s answer is swift and definitive.

“Absolutely.”



There were several things I knew about Rob Bradford when I agreed to write for WEEI.com last summer.



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