Tim WakefieldOnce an all-purpose weapon on the Boston staff, Wakefield now faces limitations in the wake of his 42nd birthday, which he celebrated last August. Yes, only Lester pitched more innings last season than Wakefield, but that was as much an indication of Sox difficulties as anything else. Over the last few seasons, Wakefield has encountered physical problems in the mid and late season, which means the Sox need to have depth behind. Still, given his output, he remains one of the best bargains in baseball.
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