After a wild offseason, Ben Cherington is finally done assembling his spring training roster. He told MassLive’s Jason Mastrodonato:
I would expect the group we have for Spring Training is in place and I would be surprised if there were any additions. I couldn’t completely rule out a non-roster deal with someone but we feel good about where we are with our position player and pitching group, so this is probably the group you’ll see when we take the field in Fort Myers.
Now this clearly leaves the door open for a spring training trade, and it seems like a strong possibility given the surpluses that the team will carry to Fort Myers.
As the team begins preparation for the 2015 season, hoping to rebound from the second last place finish in three years, there are still questions that need answering. Spring Training will be the time to assemble all of the puzzle pieces and see which ones fit together, and which ones don’t.
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) February 5, 2015
A trade is very possible, but until that happens, here’s a guess at the 25 men who are still around on opening day.