Sox are golden with improved infield

Beltre, Scutaro provide big upgrade over Lowell, Gonzalez

Updated: January 15, 2010, 11:00 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

With Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein seemingly done with his offseason shopping, barring a minor tweak or two, ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes is looking at the team position by position. Today, Edes breaks down the infield.

When the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004 and 2007, they had pitching, sufficient defense, and an unmatchable middle-of-the-order power combination in David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez. Will better defense and pitching, which translates to greater ...

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