How good will the Red Sox bullpen be this year? Below are the averaged projections from CHONE, Bill James, and Marcel for the innings pitched and FIP projections:

Jonathan Papelbon 68.00 2.78
Hideki Okajima 61.33 3.67
Manny Delcarmen 74.33 3.52
Takashi Saito 51.33 3.07
Justin Masterson* 70.50 4.10
Ramon Ramirez 64.67 3.63
Javier Lopez 57.33 4.22

* No Bill James Projection

It is significantly more difficult to project pitchers compared to hitters but there is credence to these numbers. Major health issues may pop up and expose this bullpen but based off of every projection system available this may prove to be a truly elite bullpen.