Totally lame showing by the Sox in that series. Horrible end to Ortiz's career. I guess the experience (and the disappointment) will help the young guys in the long run, but it's too bad they mostly couldn't come through in this series. Hopefully the Sox can get a big bopper like Encarnacion to replace Ortiz, but even then they'd still need better production from 3B and LF (though Benintendi seems like he'll fare well). C could use more offense too, but I guess that would be a bonus.
Price says he'll make Sox fans fall in love with him—good luck with that, David. A good place to start would be not allowing one or two homers every start.
The rotation looks like it'll suffice for the regular season, but I don't think it'll cut it in the postseason (if they make it that far). Price could go 30-0 with a 0.00 ERA next season and it won't matter unless he finally shows up for the playoffs. Ditto for Porcello. E-Rod was inconsistent this season, and we all know how bad Buchholz can be (and usually is). Pomeranz apparently can't hack the number of innings required of a starter, which I guess is okay if he can be a reliable reliever. Then again, the Sox gave up a great starting prospect for him, so maybe that's a loss. Wright did just about everything right this season—but here's to hoping Farrell learned his lesson about using pitchers as pinch runners.
Edit: I hate the Cubs. They have some former Sox I like, but I can't stand trendy, and everyone's in love with the Cubs right now, so I hope they crumble like a sandcastle at high tide.