Red Sox May Take a Step Back in 2010 To Take Two Steps Forward in 2011

Posted: 22nd November 2009 by Sean Kennedy in MLB
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á In my estimation, the Red Sox are in a precarious position right now, and could very well return with essentially the same team next season.á They weren't good enough to beat the Yankees this year, and that may not change next year.

The Sox can only hope for the best from Mike Lowell and David Ortiz. Both player's salaries are essentially $12M in 2010, and both contracts expire at season's end. The Sox will live or die with this pair of veterans. They are stuck with both players, for better of worse, and will have to ride out those contracts.á

When those pacts expire after next season, the Sox will have about $25M to play with in next year's free agent market. This year's crop isn't particularly enticing anyway.á

The Sox have spots to fill at shortstop and ...

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