Originally written November 15, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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The Boston Red Sox expects to have one of baseball's highest payrolls in 2013, general manager Ben Cherington told Boston radio station WEEI on Thursday. The team has just $45 million in guaranteed salary committed to next season, but, and would plan to invest in their arbitration-eligible players such as Jacoby Ellsbury and Andrew Bailey, spend on free agents or take on salary through trades. "It's harder to predict this offseason than it has been in previous offseason because in previous offseasons ,we've been closer to that, closer to where we'll end up," Cherington told WEEI. "Especially last offseason, when we were making more cosmetic changes. "I know that we'll have a very strong payroll, a large payroll. I know that we're going to add to it this winter. I'm confident in saying that we'll be amongst the larger payrolls in the game. Exactly where it ends up, exactly what rank we are, I don't know that yet. I think i...
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