In the interest of full disclosure, IÆm the same guy who said heading into last season that I thought the Red Sox had made enough savvy moves to challenge the Yankees for the pennant.
Not quite. My prediction that cost-effective reclamation projects such as John Smoltz and Brad Penny would pay serious dividends landed somewhere between woefully off base and numbingly stupid.
So take what you will from this: I really like the team the Sox are preparing to roll out in 2010.
With MondayÆs signing of Adrian Beltre, the Red Sox have essentially completed an offseason makeover, eschewing the pursuit of pop in favor of pitching and defense. The team that takes the field to open the year in April will look little like the one that petered out in the playoffsùfar less ...
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Article written by Keith Testa