The Red Sox’ Roster is an Overloaded Mess

Posted: 4th January 2010 by John Frascella in MLB
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More often than not, General Manager Theo Epstein and his front office mates have things under control in Boston. They are always on the cutting edge of player evaluation, and they understand ballpark effects as well, or better than every other organization in the league. But this offseason, the proceedings have gotten a little out of hand. Right-hander John Lackey was the biggest signing (five years, $82.8 million), followed by center fielder Mike Cameron (two years, $15.5 million), and shortstop Marco Scutaro (two years, $12.5 million). Theo also traded for right fielder Jeremy Hermida. What's the problem with all that, you're wondering? Well, two things actually: First, Boston has already spent a significant amount of money this offseason, and yet their lineup (which was their weakness ...

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