Gordon Edes of the Boston Globe adds up the numbers: The Red Sox have nine relievers under Major League contract and nine other relievers on the 40-man roster.
It should be quite a competition in spring training figuring that all out.
Relief pitching is one area of the game, I believe, where past performance is not a great indicator. Outside of closers, trying to predict how relievers will perform from year to year is very difficult.
There are so many variables in terms of how often they’re used, who they’re used against, etc.
Boston could have the best bullpen in the division or the worst. Nobody knows.