The Red Sox made their big splash to the roster over the weekend after a long time

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Bringing in One of the Top Free Agents on the Market to Fill the Hole in Your Area

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Which the Red Sox can negate if they so choose, adding a seventh year worth $20 million

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And in a few years he's built the biggest, so it's time to dust off the scattered idea format.

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I tend to start with the often discussed house/street split for the story

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And thus look at Story as a league-average hitter who has benefited from playing at Coors. This is clearly the wrong way to look at it.

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There has been a lot of research to suggest that the hangover effect of leaving Coors for a road game is actually bigger than the positive effect

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Especially since the humidifier was added in 2002. There are some theories about this, although no one knows for sure.

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But what matters most to me is that breaking pitches at home doesn't happen as much

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So it's an adjustment going back and forth between that and then seeing the regular movement on the road

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I'll leave a bunch of links at the bottom of this story with longer explanations than this, but I wanted to get it all out with the first bullet.

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So now that we have the house/street stuff out of the way, it's worth looking at the player the Red Sox is getting here

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which is great and which contributes to the many different faces of the game

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I think one of the more underrated reasons I like this deal is what it does for the team's bench.