Part of the problem with the Sox philosophy is that they rarely give over slot $$ to later round draftees or take the chance on hard to sign players like Porcello/Kelly later in the 1st round(where they have been drafting for much of the last 15 years). If they took these chances they may have more talent in the system in order to deal them if needed. We just had too many drafts of Ring, Broadway,McColluch in the 1st round and then not followed up with over slot talent later in the draft.
I'm not saying throw money around in the draft loosy goosy, but to get clearly superior talent sometimes you need to pay the price.
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