Personally, I am excited and hopeful for the season, and I eagerly awaited the first series against the Detroit Tigers. However, the series did not go as planned, with 2 heart-breaking losses where save opportunities were blown, both by named closer, Alfredo Aceves and Mark Melancon. The other game was just a brutal beat down where our co-ace Josh Beckett gave up five homerun balls.
Luckily, we were able to salvage a win Monday night in Toronto against the Blue Jays who many believe are going to have a solid campaign this year. Our enemies in New York also started 0-3 against division rivals Tampa Bay. This means 4 solid teams in the American League East, not the best place to call home.
I predict that the offensive firepower will carry the Red Sox to the playoffs and 90 regular season wins. I like Bobby V so far, and I think he will do just fine. As long as the pitching situation doesn't completely unravel, the Sox should be OK in 2012.