The Returning Stars
Legendary closer had off-season shoulder surgery. But he’s as dominant as ever, and that cut fastball seems eternal.
Out until May. Who knows what his mental and physical state will be? But he’s here for the next nine years, so get used to him.
Mr. November is coming off his worst season, and he clearly can’t play short anymore. But you be the one to tell him.
Fragile, potentially overpowering starter has a tendency to have his best years when he’s about to enter free agency.
The rotund lefty was the best pitcher in baseball last season … but threw a ton of innings. Will he hold up?
Switch-hitting, powerful ﬁrst-baseman doesn’t dazzle with charm, but he’s already unpopular with Sox fans, which always helps.