i dont know how anyone can look at the seasons the A's & O's put together and say the 2013 sox can not contend.. the core of our players is still intact, sure we have some big holes to fill but we have the most roster and financial flexibility of any other team!
this offseason will be critical and you know ben has been thinking about moves since the meda-deal happened. i expect him to come out of the gate swinging. we have our manager and coaching staff coming together by the time the offseason officially rolls around that will be straightened out. I expect us to resign ortiz/ross so thats DH and one OF set.
still we need a 1st baseman, OF'er, SS and at least 1 starter. 4 holes i expect ben to do a great job filling.
the sox can definitely compete in 2013