→ The Over the Monster Red Sox Off-Season Primer

Ben Buchanan sums it up

Still, compared to just about every other team out there, the Red Sox have relatively little work to do. Only one of their departing free agents is actually likely to leave the team with no clear replacement in line, and they’ve got plenty of money to work with assuming that they’re willing to go up to the CBT threshold again.

It’s the luxury of being World Series champions with a well-stocked farm system. There are no guarantees of success in professional sports, but at least for now the Red Sox seem poised to keep on winning in 2014 without much help.

That at least gives me some comfort.1


  1. As you would expect, in addition to the summary, Buchanan goes position-by-position breaking things down.