Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/25/12
The Theo Epstein era is history. The Terry Francona administration is over. As the new season approaches, the scrutiny surrounding the Red Sox will be amplified more than ever due to the 7-20 collapse in September and subsequent clubhouse charades. To end the status quo, there was an overhaul in the front office. Now, the spotlight will shine brightly on general manager Ben Cherington and manager Bobby Valentine. But change has been President Barack Obama's slogan since 2008. After his State of the Union address on Tuesday -- to discuss issues and goals for 2012 -- we took five quotes...

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