The Boston Red Sox won the 2013 World Series. Even though it happened more than five months ago, it still seems improbable. Based on how the Sox ended their 2011 season and how they floundered their entire 2012 season, the turnaround is nothing short of remarkable.
But these are the kind of turnarounds capable with a full arsenal of team building weapons at your disposal. In two shorts years, the Red Sox rose from punchline to class of the league. While the future is inevitably bright in Boston, the next six months might not be quite as sunny as the overall health of the organization.
Make no mistake, the organization is healthier than almost any in baseball. The Red Sox are rich and popular, successful and loaded for bear. More than anything, they’re smart. They have a very good idea of what they want to do and how they want to do it.