Paul and Tim were beyond bullish on the 2017 Boston Red Sox chances to be a frontrunner this season as the team began spring training. With baseball in the Winter Wonderland that is the Greater Boston area finally upon us and the warmth and sun of Florida in the past, does this team debut in Boston with the same expectations as it arrived with in Fort Myers?

Have injuries to David Price and throughout the bullpen compromised this team’s chances this year? If so, by how much? Can the offense live up to Red Sox offenses past — without a familiar face in the middle of the lineup for the first time in 14 years? Will Mookie Betts continue his assault on the MVP conversation? Can Jackie Bradley Jr. and Rick Porcello build off of and duplicate their successes of last year?

All that and more on this week’s edition of Down by the River.

DBTR S2:E2 – Happy Snow-pening Day!
Hosts: Paul Testa, Tim Daloisio
Guests: none
Thanks for listening!