Red Sox pitchers and catchers officially report to Spring Training on Valentine's Day in eight days. And Truck Day is this Saturday. As for Red Sox players, it's been reported that Jon Lester is already down in Ft. Meyers. Many other Red Sox players are soon to follow soon.
On February 16th, pitchers and catchers will have their first scheduled workout. February 20th is the officially reporting date for position players. February 22nd is the first team workout. And finally, on February 28th, the Red Sox will hold their first Spring Training game against Boston College.
Manny has recently said that he plans to show up to Spring Training on time this year! When's the last time he did that? It's a contract year, so I'm sure I'm not the only one sensing big things from the future Hall of Famer. I'd bet money on the fact that his numbers will put PECOTA to shame.