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The Globe’s 2010 season preview

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2010 Season Preview stories

The Red Sox do not have the power they had a year ago but hope they made up for it by building a more well-rounded team. In the post-steroids era, the Sox may be ahead of the curve in that sense. By Amalie Benjamin.

UZR and other defensive metrics are gaining accuracy and credibility thanks to the work of Mitchel Litchman, John Dewan, David Pinto and other researchers. By Peter Abraham.

Mike Cameron is the center of attention as the Red Sox unveil their new look tonight. The veteran center fielder found himself a wanted man over the winter. By Peter Abraham.

The new statistics are a way to better understand the game. There is no more guesswork. Opinion by Bob Ryan.

You should trust your eyes before you trust the numbers. Opinion by Dan Shaughnessy.

A profile of Tom Tippett, the man who is analyzing the statistics for the Red Sox. By Amalie Benjamin.

The Red Sox have built a farm system that can sustain this style of play. By Peter Abraham.

Earl Weaver and the 1970s Orioles played the game this way. So did successful teams in Atlanta, Toronto and New York. By Nick Cafardo.

Tufts is producing the next generation of analysts thanks to a groundbreaking course in Sabermetrics. By Peter Abraham.

This graphic goes a little deeper into UZRs, past and present.

Check out our Preview 2010 page on Boston.com for staff predictions, Tony Mazz’s breakdown of the team, team and player capsules and much more.

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