Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/3/12
When the Red Sox cleared the deck by sending Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford to the Dodgers for prospects last month, the team was obviously paring down to build for the future. But by "future," the Sox aren't thinking a few years from now, when those prospects will turn into everyday regulars. The trade also cleared a massive amount of cap space, meaning the Red Sox can go big and grab some marquee free agents or pick and choose among versatile players to stock up the roster for next season. While the free agent pitching market is particularly...
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