After ditching Theo's master plan last season, has anyone figured out Ben Cherington's plan to build this team? Does he even have a plan? Because if Jon Lester gets traded for a prospect, why even waste money pretending to compete by signing Napoli for 4 years? Just place Mauro Gomez at first for a couple seasons, throw Pedro Ciriaco in the outfield since he's a better player than Kalish, coast on a small payroll while letting prospects like Rubby De La Rosa, Jose Iglesias develop at the MLB level; hope that the hype surrounding Jackie Bradley Jr. and Xander Bogaerts pans out while praying that Lavarnway finds his focus behind and at the plate. Then take the money saved from not signing Napoli or Ellsbury, as well as Lackey's contract expiring, and pour it into a better free agent market a couple years from now and get the vets needed to construct a team that competes again.
Or try to build a competing team now.
But, really, just what the fuck is the Red Sox plan here? Can anyone figure it out?