Even with Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval on board, the Red Sox have holes. But now they have lots of depth to make trades that could fill them.
The signings of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval mean the Red Sox offensive woes are definitely a thing of the past.
Just a year ago, the Red Sox were mocking the Yankees' profligate spending. But agreements with Sandoval and Ramirez makes their 'we take a different approach' boasting ring hollow.
3yThe Sox introduce their new left fielder at a Fenway Park press conference on Saturday, and both sides are delighted he's in Boston.
3yEven after completing two blockbuster deals, Theo Epstein says improving the Red Sox bullpen is now the No. 1 priority.
3yAs the Winter Meetings come to a close and baseball executives check out of the Dolphin Hotel, the Carl Crawford deal still has everyone talking.
3yIn the past, the Sox have made it clear: They aren't the Yankees. But after two blockbuster deals in less than a week, they look more like one of the uber-teams New York has fielded in years past.
3y'What a player he is,' enthuses the Sox second baseman
3yBoston's offense is a rare combination of power, speed and on-base ability, and will be almost impossible to shut down.
3yThe Yankees may have taken the Carl Crawford news in stride, but not so everybody else.