Red Sox

McAdam: Projecting the Red Sox’ Opening Day 25-man roster, 1.0

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In a week, Red Sox pitchers and catchers will report to Fort Myers, though, apparently, most are already there. Soon after, the position players will follow.

Later this month, the Sox will play the first of 30 Grapefruit League games. Over the course of time, the team will winnow the morass of players in camp down to just 25.

To say this has been a quiet offseason for the defending champions would be an understatement. The Sox, to date, have signed exactly two (2) players to major league contracts this winter -- and both were with the team last season.

So, no new faces, or at least, no new faces on big league deals.

That cuts down on some of the intrigue over the course of the spring. What you'll see on March 28 will be pretty predictable.

Then again, we don't know what roles injuries or potential trades might play. So this is conjecture, but that makes it fun.