Found October 24, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
Yeah, it was a nightmare in Boston for the 2012 season, and after dumping Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez, and Josh Beckett onto the Dodgers, the Red Sox certainly have some holes on their team for 2013. Spending recklessly is what got them into their mess last season, and I don't think they're going to go *as* crazy this offseason....but they certainly have the ability to. Needs The team is nearing a two-year extension with DH David Ortiz, which will take care of that impending vacancy. But Boston still has plenty of holes elsewhere. A new vacancy is available at shortstop after Mike Aviles was sent to the Blue Jays as compensation for new manager John Farrell, but Boston will likely go with the slick-gloved Jose Iglesias as a replacement. The team needs a first baseman with James Loney headed for free agency, and Boston only has one of three outfield starters set in Jacoby Ellsbury. The starting rotation also has a couple of holes past Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, and F...
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