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Offseason Lowdown: Bosox Beef Up Their Bats

March 9, 2007 | By RotoRob | comment on this post
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jonathan Papelbon has created a void in the pen.
Let’s hope the new Bosox closer (whoever the hell he is) can flog opponents as well as former closer Jonathan Papelbon flogs chicken products.

After a very forgettable season which saw the team get off to a 59-36 start yet somehow only win 86 games, the Bosox faced another winter of change. Several new faces have emerged, not the least of them being the next great Japanese sensation, Daisuke Matsuzaka. Here’s hoping he’s no fat toad and that he can become a key cog in the Bosox machine as the team looks to get back to the postseason in 2007. In this week’s Offseason Lowdown, we preview the Boston Red Sox.

We’ll assess their strengths and weaknesses; analyze their offseason acquisitions; discuss the key issue facing the team heading into 2007; identify their fantasy sleeper; project the batting order and pitching rotation; and highlight the team’s top two prospects.

We’ve got all of this and more in this week’s Offseason Lowdown.

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