Red Sox on the Cheap

New Boston manager Bobby Valentine. To ask the trendy question from the 1960s: Why is this man laughing?

After spending $515 million on free agents over the past five years, and having third place to show for it in 2011, the Boston Red Sox have shelled out only $7.5 million in signings this off season. The franchise has thus cut their opening-day 2012 payroll in a futile attempt to stay below “the Mendoza Line” of luxury-tax penalties—but at least they are economizing.

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