Quote to note

"You've heard me say this a lot of times, but I think [general manager Chris Antonetti] aced the winter in so many aspects. From where we were to where we are; from not only who we acquired, but the guys that he got are all baseball players. I can't tell you how much more fun that makes my job."
-- Francona

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.