As some of us Sox fans might remember, the Evil Empire outbid the Red Sox all of last winter and, in turn, won itself another World Series. Many people, myself included, figured that the Sox would end up responding this year. Well, my friends, it appears that is not the case. With issues at the dish last year, names like Jason Bay and Matt Holliday on the market, and plenty of revenue, the Sox seemingly downgraded their lineup this year. Now don't get me wrong. John Lackey donning a Red Sox cap is a wonderful sight, and improving defensively by adding Marco Scutaro and Adrian Beltre in the infield and Mike Cameron in the outfield is key.á However, none of the three of them are exactly in their primes. At 34, 30, and 37, respectively, Scutaro, Beltre, and Cameron don't exactly strike fear ...
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