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Run saved a run earned for Red Sox

How placing value on defense projects to pay off in the win column for Boston in 2010

Updated: March 29, 2010, 2:52 PM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPN Stats & Information

Imagine the buzz if the Red Sox had added 87 runs of offense this offseason. The excitement would be palpable, if they had put together the club's most potent offense since Ted Williams roamed the outfield.

But rather than add 87 runs of offense this offseason, Boston opted to save 87 runs on defense. At least that's what Baseball Info Solutions projects.

In Mike Cameron and Adrian Beltre, the Red Sox brought in two former Gold Glovers to anchor the defensive improvement prioritized ...

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