Originally Posted by doublem23
I think you can expect somewhat of a rebound from Konerko and Ramirez and perhaps some growth from Viciedo, but you're going to lose a lot of offense from AJ's 2012 campaign to what we can realistically expect from Flowers, so the questions are going to be A) can the Sox pick up enough offense elsewhere and B) does Flowers' improved defense behind the plate offset that loss?
I am big AJ fan, and really wanted him re-signed. But, if they re-signed him, it is very unlikely he would have matched his 2012 production.
Flowers could bust, Viciedo might not get better, Beckham may be what he is, Rios might revert to his 2011 form, Dunn and Konerko may hit like the last 4 months of last season, Danks might be done, Peavy might be ineffective, Sale may blow out his elbow, blandman might be right for a change and the Sox might be awful. Chances are, a couple of those things will be true, and a couple will be just the opposite. We have to hope that there is more of the opposite.