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Identity Crisis: Yankees, Rays Spell Bad News for Red Sox

the old saying goes: "You can't win the World Series in April, but you sure can lose it."

Sadly, this looks to be the case for the struggling Red Sox—possessors of one of the MLB's highest payrolls. Their struggles are due in large part to a fragile relationship between a developmentally-minded front office and a rabid fan base desperate for big-name players and marquee deals.

When done correctly, a developmentally-oriented system can lead to great results—enter the Red Sox of 2007, whose mixture of young talent and big-name stars led to World Series glory.

Unfortunately for the Sox, World Series glory will have to wait another year.

The long term deals given to Daisuke Matsuzaka, David Ortiz, J.D. Drew, and ...

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