[QUOTE="JohnBean42"] Exactly. Plus, you have to sign guys you already have (AGon, Buchholz, maybe Ellsbury), to contracts, and AGon will get a lot, and Buchholz will get a big increase in pay. But...they're Boston, so like I said, they'll look and see. Yeah, Bucholz deserves to be paid. Ellsbury will probably be offered a deal similar to the one Dusty took, multiple years without an overly large amount of money. If anything Boston would play the smokescreen game with Pujols
Griffin wasn't the best difficulty wise, and he definitely had an unfair advantage, but once he rolled out the car it was a done deal. The real winner here was the Dunk Contest iself, it's officially back. After the travesty last year, Griffin and the rest brought back all the excitement we've come to expect.
Sox won't go after him... they have the building blocks for a perrenial championship contender set in place already, there's no need to go and spend that kind of money. Especially after getting Gonzalez and Crawford. They're going to focus on beefing up their pitching in the future years, especially with question marks looming on Beckett and Dice K, and grooming their younger prospects (Iglesias, Kalish, Reddick, etc.) for the teams of the future.