Wishful Thinking Dept.? Okay, it’s early yet, the Sox haven’t even played the Yanks so far, and I blogged a little too enthusiastically last year about the team’s chances.

Still, there’s a lot to this team. The line-up is a killer. As they proved in Minnesota, there doesn’t seem to be any bullpen the Red Sox can’t come after in the late innings of the game. If the bullpen steadies, and there are signs now from Ramiro Mendoza and Mike Timlin and the new acquisitions that it will, then the Sox have a better chance than they did last year—when they only won 93 games….