Good overview of Red Sox moves over at Baseball Musings. Pinto concludes:

If this trade is real, it appears the Red Sox are following the White Sox model of improvement through defense and pitching at the cost of some offense.

With Ortiz, Ramirez and Nixon in the lineup, I’d say the offense is still adequate.

By the way, I’m trying to become an Atlanta Braves fan, but it’s slow going.