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Red Sox Trade In Power For Pitching

Published by on December 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

With the signing of pitcher John Lackey and aging outfielder Mike Cameron, the Red Sox sent two strong messages. First, they intend to field the toughest rotation in the American League, and they are willing to sacrifice some serious offense to do it.

As it stands right now, Boston's lineup pales in comparison to that of a certain Bronx rival. Gone are the days where Manny and Big Papi lurked in the middle of the order, terrifying opposing pitchers. With the departure of Jason Bay a near certainty, the Sox lack even one true power hitter.

The Yankees, on the other hand, have power to spare. Despite boasting one of the most relentless offensive lineups in baseball, the Yankees went out and improved themselves by signi...

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