Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 3/30/13
Spring training has come and gone. The Red Sox appear to be in a good place, but it’s now time to see just how far they’ve come since last season’s disaster. Boston added plenty of new faces in the offseason, both to the roster and on the coaching staff, so it’s hard to figure out what to expect in 2013. The Sox should be very much improved, but will their overhaul be enough to vault them into contention in the American League East? We’ll find that out before long, but in the meantime, there were some interesting developments throughout spring training. The emergence of Jackie Bradley Jr. probably stands out to most, but it’s hardly the only takeaway. The pitching staff performed admirably, a few other young faces turned heads, and some veterans look poised to bounce back from last season’s struggles in a big way. Spring training hardly dictates how a team will perform when the regular season kicks off, but some of what happened over the last month and a half will hold weight as we move forward. Check out the link below to see the Red Sox’ biggest takeaways from spring training. Click here to see the Red Sox’ spring training takeaways >> Have a question for Ricky Doyle? Send it to him via Twitter at @TheRickyDoyle or send it here.

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