After a relatively quiet offseason, the Red Sox do have one positional battle that will take place in Spring Training: Centerfield.
With he-who-shall-not-be-named bolting Beantown for the Bronx, word is Jackie Bradley Jr. and the recently signed Grady Sizemore will compete for the starting job in center.
Let the battle begin.
JBJ looked like the real thing coming out of Spring Training last season, but was quickly exposed and found himself back in Pawtucket. It's tough to predict Bradley's future based on 37 games in the majors, but he did have a solid season with the Paw Sox hitting .275 with a .374 on-base percentage and a .469 slugging percentage.
The job seems Jackie's for the taking, unless he falls flat on his face. Again.
Although just 31-years-old, Sizemore has not played in the majors since 2011 dues to a host of injuries. Sizemore is an interesting addition to the team. He's a three-time All-Star with two Gold Gloves and has four 20/20 seasons on his resume.
Will Sizemore be nothing more than a Rocco Baldelli-type of signing or will he make all the pink hats forget the former matinee idol that patrolled the Fens?
The competition begins in 10 days, so what say you, Red Sox Lifers?