Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 2/6/13
With Spring Training less than a month away, the Red Sox 40 Man Roster should be fairly set until the end of camp. I'll take this opportunity to review the entire roster. Lets face it, there's not much else going on.  Let's Hope Hanrahan isn't staring this direction too much in 2013. After Andrew Bailey lost most of 2012 to injury, and then was awful when he did return, adding a closer with a more recent track record of success and durability makes sense.  That the Red Sox only gave up Mark Melancon and some negligible prospects makes the deal a slam dunk. Technically they gave up three years of Melancon, for only one of Hanrahan.  In the process they are also taking on more salary in 2013.  After the Megadeal, payroll was the only thing the 2013 Red Sox had in excess.  Melancon could very well go back to the NL Central and put up similar numbers that he did with the Astros in 2011 as their closer.  Hanrahan does have the better arm and better stuff, which should play bette...
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