The Red Sox have greatly strengthened themselves. What have the Yankees done?
It looks like the Red Sox are signing two potential game-changers, Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, to five-year contracts totaling a reported $180 million, might be interpreted as a shot across the bow at Yankee Stadium.
Most likely, the Yankees didn’t need to do what Boston did Monday, which was take on two good players with potentially bad contracts. But they need to do something.
They still need a third baseman and a shortstop. ,The Red Sox snatched the two best options off the market. The Yankees had no interest in either of them, but no one on River Avenue can be happy about both of them winding up not only in the AL East, but in Boston.