The Red Sox seem to be focusing on their future as the 2012 season winds down, with young players getting a chance to prove themselves night in and night out for the team. One big piece of their future remains in doubt, however, with David Ortiz on the bench nursing an injured Achilles' heel. While he hopes to play again this season, the prospects seem bleak at that happening, since Boston doesn't want to risk his long-term health. His long-term future with the Sox, however, will be an issue to be addressed this offseason.