That's almost too much money. I trust the Sox will get their payroll back up at some point (2015). I think we just need to allow them time to find the right pieces deserving that pay. Don't spend on question marks or just for the sake of spending.
Let's see what the young guys got. MAYBE add a veteran free agent pitcher this year or next. Still need a good catcher and 3Bman. I don't see those anywhere in free agency.
Giambi + steroids = Thomas - 2000 MVP.