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Red Sox Enter 2010 With a New Look: Hot Stove Update

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 22:  Starting pitcher John Lackey #41 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches in the first inning against the New York Yankees in Game Five of the ALCS during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Angel Stadium on October 22, 2009 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jacob de Golish/Getty Images)
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Alex PotterCorrespondent IDecember 15, 2009

Despite ending 2009 with a blown opportunity to go to the ALCS, the Boston Red Sox enter 2010 with a completley new look. 

The acquisition of John Lackey adds depth to what was already an A+ starting rotation. Likely to be placed in the number three position, the addition leaves the Red Sox in the clear to possibly start 2010 with a six man rotation.

The 31 year old right-hander finished 2009 with an 11-8 record and a ERA at 3.83, his highest ERA since 2004.

The 85 million dollar contract over the next five years leaves Red Sox fans in speculation of whether or not G.M. Theo Epstein will re-sign outfielder Jason Bay.

After expressing interest in a larger contract elsewhere the Boston Red Sox acquired left fielder Mike Cameron in a two-year 15 million dollar deal.

A shortstop in Boston? The Red Sox acquired Marco Scutaro who is coming off of his best year in 2009. This will be Scutaro's fourth team in eight years and finally adds solidarity to a position that has been lacking since the departure of Nomar Garciapara.

The pending trade between the Texas Rangers and the Boston Red Sox, which would have landed Mike Lowell in Texas while Boston was likely to utilize the acquired Max Ramierez in a Triple-A role, is in a stand still confirmed to be medical related.

Other offseason moves include the trade for former first-round draft pick and now former Florida Marlin, Jeremy Hermida.

The trade that added depth to the bullpen in Boof Bonser from the Minnesota Twins.

The 2009-2010 offseason is far from over and a blockbuster trade is sure to be looming in Boston.

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