Originally written January 21, 2013 on RedSoxLife:
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The Red Sox have been busy this off-season, but you wouldn’t know it. Boston has quietly signed a number of complimentary players to round out their depleted roster. Last season the Sox unloaded Adrian Gonzalez, Carl “Mr. DL” Crawford and Josh “PBR” Beckett sending the trio to the L.A. Dodgers (thanks Magic they’re all yours now) freeing up a significant amount of money for the team to use this off-season. Since the end of the regular season - thank God it ended I couldn’t take another month in last place – the Red Sox seem to be on a mission to recapture their 2004 magic. To date the Sox have signed catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli, outfielder Shane Victorino, shortstop Stephen Drew, catcher David Ross and outfielder Jonny Gomes. These signing have two things in common with the 2004 team; none of them are superstars and they each add a unique ability that will complement the team as a whole. Those characteristics might be an oversimplification but it's what made that ’...
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