The Boston Red Sox have been all over the map in distributing contracts in the 2013 MLB offseason, trying to rein in the long-term commitments that have hurt them in the past while simultaneously spending freely for the next couple years.
The result is that the current roster does not have a player signed beyond 2015, although several players will surely still be with the team due to arbitration and team options.
GM Ben Cherington has set the foundation for the thing he promised to do when he traded Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett to the Dodgers: build a bridge to the future.
Let’s take a look at the presumptive 25-man roster, and how the remaining years and dollar’s on each player’s contract compare:
All contract figures provided by baseball-reference.com