Is defense among the problems for the Boston Red Sox this year? Statistically, they aren’t especially bad, even via advanced metrics — until you get to left field.
Hope springs eternal in baseball — or maybe not.
When Hanley Ramirez packed his bags to join the Boston Red Sox, he also brought along his baseball baggage.
2014 record: 94-68, 1st place in NL West
Manager: Don Mattingly, 5th season
Estimated 2015 payroll: $264 million