Hard to believe, but there are only eight days until the Sox open their 2007 campaign in K.C. And what's to explain the seeming recent petulance of Coco Crisp, who I've tabbed to have a big season?
Sports Illustrated's baseball preview predicts the Sox will finish second to the Yankees, unlike some other prognosticators. Boston faces a number of questions, but my crystal ball says they will take the AL East this season. It would be nice to see what Papelbon could do as a starter, but the team is stronger with him in the 'pen.