Bringing to light all of March's misses

Blue Jays without Roy Halladay … Twins without Joe Nathan … Padres in first place

Originally Published: May 26, 2010
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Boston manager Terry Francona is not a big believer in spring training conventional wisdom. How reliable can it be when the writers and reporters who disseminate the storylines spend half their time obsessing over dinner plans in the Cactus and Grapefruit leagues?

"I spend zero energy looking to see what the conventional wisdom is," Francona said. "It would be a waste of time to match up our team to what everybody wants us to be."

It's not so much a case of "wanting" as making assumptions ...

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