Bay's bat will be missed

Defensive improvement doesn't seem to make up for lost pop

Updated: January 18, 2010, 1:01 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 outfield.

This is the position most ripe to generate controversy in 2010, with the Red Sox opting to let Jason Bay sign with the New York Mets for a better offer, rather than giving him the fifth year he was seeking. They made a take-it-or-leave-it offer to free-agent outfielder ...

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