Ticket prices are high, but markets dictate. Sox fans need to accept the normal cycle of having to rebuild now and then.
Lucky run (some skill):
-Manny! a huge FA who actually delivered!
-Ortiz and Lowell finding form.
-Pedro, Lowe, Pedro, and Schilling for peanuts.
-Injury bug (Ells, Crawford, Lackey, Kalish, Bailey, .........
-Breaking down (Lowell, Youk, Beckett, DiceK....
-- difficult to go overslot
--great players no longer reaching FA
--luxury tax getting more bite.
--international FA rules changed
--no longer can you sign a FA like Beltre and then get two picks
The playing field is more level now, it is going to take more brains and good drafting!