With all the headlines the Sox grabbed at the Winter Meetings, you'd think they acquired the ghost of Babe Ruth back from the Yankees.
But, no. Consider:
Adrian Beltre (2009) .321/.365/.553 (.919) 6.1 WAR (Baseball Reference.com)
Victor Martinez: .302/.351/.493 (.844) 3.0 WAR
So, they're replacing 9 wins with...
Adrian Gonzalez: .284/.351/.507 (.875) 6.0 WAR
Carl Crawford .307/.356/.495 (.851) 4.8 WAR
11 Wins. Even if Crawford duplicates his numbers, and it's very possible we just saw his career year at 28, the Red Sox have become a 91 win team.
The defense gained is likely muted by Youkilis move to 3rd. So if Beckett doesn't come back healthy, Red Sox could easily be home in October again.