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Boston Globe writer Peter Abraham previews the Red Sox 2012 season.
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I'm Brian Webber the Boston Red Sox have a new manager in Bobby Valentine four preview I'm pleased to be joined by Peter Abraham who covers team for the Boston Globe. Peter Theo Epstein and Terry Francona -- god this true shot to bounce back from the collapse last September will Valentine be able to instill a new attitude in the clubhouse. I think that's already started in spring training he's been a guy who's been hands on what all the players going from field -- -- -- -- virtually everyone on the are out there. And he does seem to be changing the culture on the Red Sox. Spring training but a lot of working on fundamentals that -- -- camp. There's a few new players we can't really shouldn't be buying into what he's going and I think the Red Sox are gonna go -- the players are -- good -- here. I don't know how they gonna say it's because they're good you -- very good but I gonna be a hot putter fundamentally under Bobby Valentine and dormitory Francona. -- it -- pitching no doubt the starting rotation is talented but they underperformed last season do you think the do. Looked old and he takes the pressure all starters. Well it's only been out there because. Red Sox right now don't know who their number four number five starters are -- trying to bring Daniel -- out of the bullpen and make him a starter they also may do the same thing with Alfredo or. And the whole bit of added two new guys to be in the double time and two billion marvel at -- they'll pick up the slack but he -- that haven't proved to be good starters. But I was able to go 200 innings after pitching only about somebody -- here. So that the but it really -- about the pick up a lot of -- Finally the American League is that it sluggers like Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder. Is Boston's -- still dangerous or is this an aging group. Well I play the majors -- -- scored like -- -- it's up by two category and I can only get better with more production out of right field there a time and a J. D. Drew. And so Bollywood -- agenda -- book from different guys who were banged up but injuries last year and Hanley Kevin Youkilis. I don't Robinson finally gonna score gonna run the question for the Red Sox -- Collie and adapting to their new manager. And how old are pitching up all the. I'll IP thanks so much for the -- don't forget foxsports.com. Has you covered for all your baseball needs. I'm Brian Webber will see next time.