Meet the 2011 Red Sox
In the bullpenRH Jonathan Papelbon
Fast fact: Papelbon averaged 2.07 walks per nine innings in his first four years in the majors, hit eight batters and threw five wild pitches. He has averaged 3.47 walks per nine innings in the last two years, hit six batters and thrown four wild pitches.
Lowdown: This is almost surely Papelbons final year in Boston given his pending free agency and oft-spoken desire to set the market for closers. Will he bow out with a parade or a trade? How Papelbon deals with the pressure will be an ongoing storyline this season after his erratic 2010.