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Over the Monster Nov 25, 2015

Why the Red Sox are suddenly willing to spend on pitching

Long known for avoiding high-priced deals for aging starters, why are the Red Sox willing to spend big on a free-agent pitcher this offseason? For much of John Henry's tenure as owner of the Red Sox, the team has avoided handing out lengthy, high-priced contracts to starting pitchers. While Boston hasn't altogether eschewed hefty investments for starters under Henry (John Lackey and Daisuke Matsuzaka were both paid handsomely, after all), the organization has largely been reluctant to commit big money to veteran hurlers, especially of late. The most notorious example of this prudent...

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