Kansas City Here We Go!

Kansas City Here We Go!

04/01/2007: The Red Sox worked out this afternoon in Kauffman Stadium in anticipation of Monday's season opening game vs. the Royals. Shortstop Julio Lugo, who will make his Boston debut on Monday, celebrates as he comes out of the batting cage after hitting a long ball during his turn at bat.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

Boston.com Coverage: Today's the Day

Hench: Power, Pitching Will Put Sox Back on Top

"The Red Sox had 37 starts made in ‘06 by journeymen who ended the season with a combined 6.91 ERA. Replace 33 of those starts with Dice-K and last year's 11-game gap between the Yanks and third-place Sox has to disappear, right?

Besides, with David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez and J.D. Drew (who raked this spring) in the middle of the order, it's not like Boston will struggle mightily to score runs. Heading into 2007, the Red Sox look like the much more balanced team and, accordingly, will end the Yankees' nine-year hammerlock on the AL East, relegating New York to the wild card."-- 4.1.07, Kevin Hench, FOXSports.com

Shaughnessy: Opening Day Fever | KC Star: Sox Circus Comes to Town

"If you’re not optimistic, you’re crazy." -- 4.1.07, Red Sox manager Terry Francona

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox agree to deal with Pierzynski > Sox non-tender Bailey, Kalish > Sox face arbitration decisions

Boston Herald:

Sox set Bailey, Kalish free > Doug Fister dealt to Nats > White Sox agree to 1-year contract with C Flowers


Pierzynski reaches deal with Red Sox > Kalish, Bailey non-tendered > Mike Napoli still ideal at first base > Middlebrooks, Red Sox both looking for improvement

NY Post:

Cashman pessimistic on Yankees re-signing Cano > Report: A-Rod called PEDs 'Food'

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