Signs of trouble in Red Sox 'pen?

Small sample size, but some disconcerting numbers nonetheless

Updated: April 16, 2010, 4:26 PM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPN Stats & Information

Adding more than $40 million to their Opening Day payroll from last season, the Boston Red Sox addressed a pair of weaknesses from 2009: defense and rotation depth.

Virtually nothing was done for the bullpen. In fact, it took a pay cut.

On the surface, it's easy to see why. The bullpen put together a 3.80 ERA in 2009, second best in the American League. It accounted for only 17 losses, tied with the New York Yankees for fewest in the majors.

Gone are the rental Billy Wagner and ...

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