Spring storylines: American League 

February, 28, 2014
Feb 28
12:09
PM ET
As I prepare to see spring training games in person this weekend, let's continue our team-by-team look at the storylines to watch this spring by focusing on the American League. I examined the spring storylines for each National League team on Thursday.

AL East

Boston Red Sox: The moment free agent Stephen Drew signs somewhere other than here, the value for rookie Xander Bogaerts will skyrocket. Well, let it skyrocket now. Past that, the defending champs look good. Center field is somewhat mysterious in theory, with former first-round star Grady Sizemore attempting a comeback. I suppose odder things have happened. Just don't get caught up in Jackie Bradley Jr. when he has another monster spring. Been there, done that.