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Meh. Red Sox not much better


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. 

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