They struck early and often, and despite allowing their starting catcher (Victor Martinez) and third baseman (Adrian Beltre) to walk, the team added a big bat at first (Adrian Gonzalez) and an All-Star, “game-changing” left fielder in Carl Crawford.
And the best part? While Theo Epstein and the Sox front office were spinning out arguably the most-exciting hot stove season during his reign as general manager, the Evil Empire only made headlines for re-signing an aging shortstop to a ridiculous deal.
While many may call the seven-year, $142 million deal that the Sox offered Crawford “ridiculous,” when they see what he can do at Fenway Park, embedded in this lineup, it will be clear that CC is worth every cent.
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