i still cant believe why people go by fpct...... measuring defensive performance is hard enough but theres more accurate stats than that.
but the most accurate thing you could do is go by scout's opinions and stuff.
anyways, the Sox IF defense is now one of the best on paper. IB defense does make a diff... and OCAB is better defensively than Nomar. three gold glove caliber players and Mueller is also above avg. im betting that Derek Lowe's "lovin' it"... anyways, the only way you could completely justify this deal is if Nixon is hurt for a long time which is a def possibility considering the nature of this deal. im accept this deal if tahts the case.
also realize that the Sox had absolutely NO chance of signing Nomar.
but really, Sox shoulda gone after some pitching... they missed a chance. now imo Lowe is absolute key for the Sox.. it'll all depend on how good he pitches.