Re: Bobby Valentine fired
Originally Posted by paulrichjr
I would say they did it because they found someone willing to eat most of the Crawford contract.
And all of Beckett's. Without going into the details, the new CBA may have greatly increased the potential cost of going over the luxury tax limit, the Punto trade saved the Red Sox from not foreseeing that change before committing that much of their payroll to those players.
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