Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 11/3/11
First things first: they are the Red Sox, and they will spend money this winter.But how much? In the span of roughly a week last winter, the Sox spent over $300 million on Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford ("Carl Christmas" was my Facebook status one day).From Ben Cherington, we hear there will be changes. From Larry Lucchino, we hear there is still the core of a great team in Boston. As it happens, both men are right. There has been some scuttlebutt that Liverpool has been a drain on Red Sox resources, but I don't believe that. (In retrospect, though, one wonders if the dramatic signings last winter were meant in part to offset such talk.)NESN ratings were down in 2010, dramatically. They were better in 2011, but I'm not sure how much better. (Here's my suggestion for that: expand the pool of advertisers. By about mid-April, I've had it with W.B. Mason.)What would a master investor (like John Henry) say? The second-richest team in baseball needs to make changes, but has a lot of mo...
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