Found November 24, 2012 on NESN.com:
Have you ever saved up for something for a really long time, only to smash open the piggy bank, run out the door and find out that what you wanted isn’t there anymore? That’s sort of where the Red Sox are this free agent season, where they’ve cleared a ton of cap space but don’t have much of a market to go spending in. They want to make wise choices, and they want to contend now while building for the future. And, quite frankly, Zack Greinke, Josh Hamilton and a bunch of guys you’ve only heard of if you’re a real baseball enthusiast aren’t going to be able to do that. The Red Sox need to get what Adrian Gonzalez was supposed to be, but an Adam LaRoche is not going to provide power and presence from first base. The Red Sox need another trade that flips this and that piece for Josh Beckett and lightning-in-a-bottle Mike Lowell, but the helpful Marlins sent their five-trading-card set of top-tier players to Toronto. The Red Sox have the money and ability to spend but just need the righ...
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