2013 Fantasy Preview: Boston Red Sox
This team will need to wear name tags for the first few weeks of spring training, because the offseason turnover was astounding. Necessary, but astounding nonetheless.
Traded for RP Joel Hanrahan
Don't be fooled by the save numbers. Hanrahan has shutdown stuff, but walked 36 batters in 59 2/3 innings last season as the Pirates' closer. The Fenway faithful ought to be very forgiving after his first couple of walk-walk-homer blown saves. Hanrahan is a fantasy time bomb.
Signed C/1B Mike Napoli
Fenway should be friendly to Napoli's righthanded power, but so was the Ballpark at Arlington. It's hard to know how his hip issues will affect him - they're detailed here - but any guy with 30-homer potential that qualifies at catcher is OK in my book. He's No. 6 in my catcher rankings, but he'll play mostly first base for the Sox.
Signed OF Shane Victorino
A long slump after being traded to the Dodger...