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Red Sox's Best Route: Pricey Free Agents

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Here’s what we know about the Red Sox [team stats]’ offseason:

A) They don’t want to hamper their long-term vision by signing/acquiring bad contracts.

B) They value their top-tier prospects too greatly to trade them, even for proven performers like Jose Reyes or Josh Johnson.

C) Fans fear prudence will breed passivity, with the resulting $90 million payroll effectively waving the white flag on 2013.

But what if the Red Sox could accomplish A...

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