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Red Sox will need adaptation after acquisitions

This is not going to be the story of how the Red Sox snapped their fingers and became instant contenders. Not sure that we all realize the scope of the situation Ben Cherington and his staff are facing.

Not only does the general manager need to go out and address about five major needs, he has to make sure those major players fit well with the team, the city, and the market, and provide good chemistry to a clubhouse that sorely needed some the past two seasons.

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