Who's on first?
The Red Sox need more production, and first base is often a position you can find a power bat. Moreland is a free agent, and he was a nice fit on a one-year deal. But Dombrowski might make a run at a more consistent hitter at first base, such as Eric Hosmer or Carlos Santana. When Boston signed Moreland to a one-year deal last offseason, there were some within the organization who thought prospect Sam Travis would be ready to step in as the everyday guy in 2018. But Travis -- ranked as the Red Sox's No. 3 prospect -- didn't produce as much as the club hoped in '17, so it would be hard to bank on him.
Will Dombrowski reunite with J.D.?
While with the Tigers, it was Dombrowski who signed J.D. Martinez off the scrap heap in 2014 after he was released by the Astros. Dombrowski and Detroit were rewarded significantly by that signing, as Martinez emerged as a highly productive right-handed bat. For that reason, Dombrowski will have a lot more competition this time around. Martinez was a monster in '17, belting 45 homers to go along with a 1.066 OPS. He smashed 29 of his homers in the 62 games after he was traded to Arizona. Martinez is a corner outfielder, meaning that his addition would mean a move back to center field for Andrew Benintendi or Betts. In that case, what would happen to Bradley?
Hitting and pitching coach?
Rookie manager Cora is still in the process of finding a hitting coach and pitching coach. The hitting coach is of particular interest given Boston's surprising inconsistency on offense last season. Given that Cora's background is as a position player, his selection of pitching coach will be important as he starts his managerial career.
Ian Browne has covered the Red Sox for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne and Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.