Count me in the "Sox should tank the 2014 season" camp. Yes, tear-downs don't work 100% of the time, but who exactly is out there as an FA that will make us a contender? No point in signing a bunch of wash-ups or mediocrities to FA contracts if all they'll do is slightly improve our records and tank our draft position.
Ultimately draft position is meaningless if you can't identify and develop talent consistently, which the Sox have not done well in over a decade. But it's a start.
Only worthwhile FA signings would be guys we're sure we could trade at the deadline. Kenny Lofton type deals.
"Hope...may be indulged in by those who have abundant resources...but its nature is to be extravagant, and those who go so far as to stake their all upon the venture see it in its true colors only when they are ruined."