Originally Posted by TheVulture
The pitching staff still has plenty of upside, I don't think improved offense is necessarily the only route to an improved result.
Agreed, the Sox actually had a decent offense in 2012; 748 RS was good enough for 4th in the AL behind only Texas (808), New York (804), and Los Angeles (767). They don't need to improve as a whole, but you're going to need certain parts to improve because, obviously, there's going to be a huge drop in production from the C position. As if going from Pierzynski to Flowers wasn't enough of a cliff, Pierzynski had a career year in 2012, too.