The Red Sox have made a number of changes to their team this offseason, with the biggest move -- and most expensive -- being the signing of John Lackey. But, is he the new player you most want to see in action?
A quick and dirty poll is below, involving these new guys:
- Marco Scutaro, ss - A name that might be long forgotten after recent Red Sox signing, Scutaro is a solid, all-around shortstop brought in to sure up the Sox's weakest spot on the team. His defense is above-average and he had a career year in 2009.
- John Lackey, sp - The best free-agent starter on the market, Lackey brings the ace mentality to the middle of the Red Sox's rotation. Combined with Jon Lester, Josh Beckett, Clay Buchholz, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Tim Wakefield, he completes arguably the best pitching rotation in baseball.
- Mike Cameron, cf - One of the best defensive center fielders in the game. Cameron is a tad older (37), but has an amazing first step and should sure up the center field spot, which was one of the weakest positions for the Red Sox in 2009.
- Adrian Beltre, 3b - Beltre is considered one of the best defensive third basemen in baseball. He had a off-year with the bat in 2009, but should benefit from hitting in Fenway Park for 81 games. Besides, the Red Sox didn't sign him for his bat, they signed him for his glove.