Talent: The Red Sox don’t have to drop $120 million on Josh Hamilton, but they need a bat in the lineup to protect David Ortiz, who only played in 90 games this year. The late-season lineup was pitiful. Where the pitching failed early and often, the hitting collapsed down the stretch. Would-be free-agent catcher/DH/first baseman Mike Napoli (pictured) has a career .306 batting average at Fenway Park with seven homers in just 19 games. Other potential free-agents to consider: Brandon Inge, the evil Nick Swisher and – perhaps Youkilis (who has a team option for 2013).