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FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal discusses how the Red Sox, Tigers, and Marlins are looking so far.
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I'm Brian Webber plays -- legal about box for stuck on senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal says the Red Sox changed managers following their monumental collapse at the end of last season. How does the club look under new skipper Bobby Valentine. O'Brien as you know it is really early to form any kind of judgment and frankly spring training is no time to pass judgment anyway but. Clearly this is a major change from Terry Francona. What we're seeing is a more regimented spring training Bobby Valentine taking a very active role and of course you've already seen a few media brush fires. Bobby is taken on Terry Francona Derek Jeter Alex Rodriguez. The circus has arrived in Boston. The question is question I have in particular is how are the players going to react. To what is compared to -- different color quite a heavy. Valentine is -- guy who was not afraid to share his opinions that's about other players and also his own players. And that's a veteran clubhouse to -- remains to be seen Bryant just how this is all going to play out. The visiting with motivation this -- the team that has no excuses after the fried chicken and beer -- of last year. -- -- this interesting season evolves from Boston. The Tigers may -- LCS last year then they had a marquee free agent Prince Fielder is Detroit now the favorite to win. The American League. Bryant they are the prohibitive favorite to win the central and they are one of the favorites to win the league. I would say there are six teams of the really good chance yankees Boston Tampa Bay Detroit Texas and the Los Angeles Angels at a time. But the good thing for the Tigers is that it's very difficult -- formidable challenger for them in the AL central. Look at what has happened to the little red. Grady Sizemore announced Thursday out eight to twelve weeks with back surgery the Indians also lost crisper at the close at least for the -- of spring training and maybe a little bit beyond. The White Sox well who knows what they are following the loss of burly and traded Sergio Santos. And in the Royals while they could be a surprise team but it might be a little bit too soon for them in the twins a lot of questions there. Just Justin Morneau but also their pitching. So the Tigers people are focused on yes Cabrera and field how it's going to work for Cabrera at third base but keep in mind. This team has by far the best pitching in the American League central and perhaps the best pitching in the American. Finally getting you had a chance to check -- on the marlins' all lot of combustible personalities in that clubhouse lead by new manager Ozzie Guillen. Cannot he make it all work. He can make it work but it's going to be a little bit tricky out there and really as I wrote the other day -- season depends on the health of Josh Johnson. That more than anything else is going to decide what kind of team the Marlins are. On the combustible but so far so good calls -- Rondo on good behavior we know that might not last. Hanley Ramirez -- to third base he's working -- at the position and Ozzie is being the joking around being his usual self. But if Josh Johnson does not make thirty starts he is by far away their number one starter they're going to be in trouble. Keep in mind Josh Johnson's made thirty starts. Once in his career so health is Paramount. This is not a particularly deep team but is quite a talented team in Jose Reyes in that camp is huge impact. He is such a reinforce Bryant that. Really rubs off on others it's rubbing off in particular on Hanley Ramirez who is not always that happening is guys in the room. I Kenny thanks so much for the -- don't forget foxsports.com has you covered Troy your baseball needs. For -- I'm Brian will see you next up.