Baseball’s super-agent, Scott Boras, thinks the Red Sox can contend in 2013, despite finishing in last place in the AL East in 2012. All they have to do is want to spend money — especially if it’s on Boras’ clients.
Only part of that has been editorialized — and it’s not hard to figure out which part — but Boras does think that the Red Sox aren’t far off from being a contender, as early as 2013.
“When you make a trade like that, and you give up a core, middle-of-the-lineup player [like Adrian Gonzalez], to replace those numbers and the defense that goes with it, it’s a very difficult process unless you’re going to participate in free agency,” Boras told FOXSports.com. “If you go to free agency, you’re normally going to find a player or so annually, or in the next year, to do that.”
The trade Boras is referring to, of course, is the August megadeal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Sox cleared up $250 million of payroll in ridding themselves of the burdensome contracts of Josh Bec