The young Red Sox outfield made one of three Sports Illustrated covers for its baseball preview issue.
Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi and Jackie Bradley Jr. are left to right on one cover, with a headline that says the trio makes sure “No One Has More Fun Than The Red Sox.”
(Note that Benintendi doesn’t adore the spotlight yet, but he’s adapting.)
RED SOX PITCHING INJURIES
- Drellich: Cluster of injuries opens questions about Red Sox' methods
- Pomeranz feels 'great' after making mechanical tweak, won't miss start
- Recuperating David Price probably out until May
The two other SI covers also feature young stars, but alone: Kris Bryant of the Cubs on one, Mike Trout of the Angels on another. The theme across the issues is a new era in baseball, marked by young talent and the Cubs’ championship.
SI teases a prediction of the Dodgers over the Indians in this year’s upcoming World Series, so it’s not all rosy for the Sox. (Granted, SI predicted back in 2015 that the Astros would be 2017 World Series champions, so who knows what to believe.)
Tom Verducci of SI recently wrote a feature on the Red Sox’ spring training culture.