Let's see. There has been a debate over who should claim the starting shortstop role. A half-dozen candidates were in contention for the fourth and fifth starter spots. Two key pitchers have suffered thumb injuries. And new manager Bobby Valentine has proven a lightning rod. Just imagine what will happen when the 2012 Red Sox play a game that actually counts. Come to think of it, Boston.com and the Globe's Chad Finn already have. Here are his 10 predictions for the new season.