Originally Posted by blandman
Lots of players signed for something we could have afforded. Michael Bourne, who I pined for all offseason, comes to mind.
The Sox were not going to take on a bunch of payroll. They were going to take one last shot at it with what they had. I think they resigned Peavy and picked up Floyd's option with this in mind, but also if things went south, they could flip Peavy and Floyd at the deadline. I also think Reinsdorf was sick and tired of having the 5th highest payroll in baseball with nothing to show for it.