I am not at all impressed with this team. If anything, I think our hitting has gotten worse since last year. Teams are going to be running on VMart all year long. Bucholz is the same, Dice-k, a 100 mill bust, Wake is good when healthy, Beckett's best days are behind him, Lackey will emerge as our ace, Lester is very good, but CC is better. The pitching has improved for sure, and so has the fielding, but does defense really win championships? I think the Evil Empire has the AL east on lockdown for easily this season and possibly the next. I think this team does not even make the wildcard as Tampa looks to be resurgent to me. We desperately need 1-2 boppers as Papi is all done and Bay is gonzo. Sign AGon by the all star break and we could make the playoffs. My prediction: It's going to be a painful year to be a fan. What say ye?