20 Red Sox offseason predictions
Barry Chin/Globe Staff
The unprecedented September collapse of the 2011 Red Sox sent players such as Dustin Pedroia into an uncertain offseason. But no one knew just how uncertain. Terry Francona, who managed to the Red Sox to two World Series titles, departed, and general manager Theo Epstein is expected to be next. And then there are the questions about what to do with the likes of Kevin Youkilis, David Ortiz, Jonathan Papelbon, and John Lackey, among others. Plenty remains in flux, but here is one guess -- actually, make it 20 predictions -- at what's to come for the Red Sox this offseason.