YES!!!! another sox fan!! first off, im excited to see the lineup too. Im especially interested in how they are going to bat them, I dont think theyve listed a lineup yet. secondly, for some reason unknown to me i do not like jackson. Something about him/ his pitching style i do not like. he better play well or i will just childishly tell everyone I told you so. He definitely has it to be good, but for some reason i just dont want him on my team.
The rest of our starters if all stays healthy should be fine. I think ozzie may start off with a closer by committee. I really like thornton and think he can close, but hes soooo good as a set up man i dont know if its worth taking him away from there. if we dont need him in the 8th then fine bring him in in the 9th but dont hold back. As for sale i think he can be either a great starter or closer. Especially having all the pitches a starter would at his disposal, I think can greatly benefit him as a closer, i.e. tom glavine. We shall wait and see.
The phillies should be a blast to watch this year as well. Same goes for the bosox. Im unusually excited for baseball season this year.