Likewise, down in Fort Myers, Fla., things are heating — and not just the weather.
Sure, southwest Florida is seeing its share of 80-degree days, but that's par for the course. What Sox fans are really excited about, is the birth of a new season.
Saturday marked the first day of full workouts for the entire team, and it came not a day too soon. The countdown has begun until actual games start. Feb. 26 marks the team's annual matchups with Boston College and Northeastern, and Grapefruit League action begins on Feb. 27.
It's an exciting time to be a baseball fan, especially a Red Sox fan, as anticipation mounts. NESN.com Red Sox beat writer Tony Lee is down in Florida following every workout and news conference. This is the time to get your questions in before actual spring training games begin.
Got questions about how the Red Sox will be handling their roster in the early going? Looking for progress updates on players like Adrian Gonzalez, Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis? It's time to fire away.
Leave your question for Tony Lee's mailbag in the comments section below. You can also reach Tony on Twitter at @NESNTonyLee and ask him a question there. He will pick a few questions to answer every week. Be sure to check back to see if your question was answered.