In 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.
'What a player he is,' enthuses the Sox second baseman
Boston's offense is a rare combination of power, speed and on-base ability, and will be almost impossible to shut down.
The Yankees may have taken the Carl Crawford news in stride, but not so everybody else.
In a stunning move, the Sox nab the best everyday player on the free-agent market with a seven-year, 142 million deal.