David Ortiz is on the cusp of guaranteeing his contract for 2016. (John Tomase; WEEI.com)
Why won't the Red Sox play Castillo every day?
The Red Sox invested $72.5 million in Rusney Castillo to be their right fielder of the future, but you wouldn't know it looking at their lineups.
When is he going to hit his 500th home run? (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)
Most of the focus around Hanley Ramirez has been on his poor defense, but he's been struggling at the plate lately too. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)
Rusney Castillo has been signed for a year now, and he's still a complete mystery. (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald)
The rest of the league is building deep and dominant bullpens, and the Red Sox need to catch up. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal)
Can Travis Shaw carve out a role on the Red Sox roster moving forward? (Alex Skillin; BP Boston)
Jackie Bradley is struggling once again, and is quickly running out of chances. (Christopher Smith; Masslive.com)
Jeff Sullivan poses an interesting philosophical question about fandom. (Jeff Sullivan; Fangraphs)