Jason Bay is as good as gone.
Marco Scutaro is an offensive flash in the pan.
Boston billboards should be re-painted to warn Sox fans of the inevitable decline of David Ortiz.
Jacoby Ellsbury is David Dejesus with speed.
J.D. Drew is the most expensive injury-prone outfielder since Ken Griffey Jr. last donned a Reds uniform.
With those painful details in mind, the 2010 Boston Red Sox lineup should have no problem winning the NL West. As soon as John Henry and the boys pack up Fenway and ship it to Sacramento, the Old Town Team will be ready to contend.
Until then, however, the chances of a sprint through the Battle Royale known as the American League, much less another run at a World Series, are slim.
Despite arguably the deepe ...
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Article written by Marc Halsted