Originally Posted by Mr. Jinx
I hope you are right, but I expect you will be disappointed.
While I don't think the Sox are going to splurge for multiple top free agents, I don't think they're going to cut payroll in half from this season, either. Currently they have just $47 million on the books for 2014; which BRef estimates at $61 million once you factor in arbitration figures. While I think the 2014 payroll will be less than the $120 million opening day 2013 number, I think it will lie somewhere in between, perhaps around $90 million (a figure which is nothing more than a stab in the dark). Even cutting substantially from the opening 2013 number could mean signing a number of (perhaps lesser) free agents this offseason.