Don't sweat it, Nation. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington told WEEI today that not only would the team have one of the highest payrolls in baseball next year, but they will be contenders. See, no worries. Nothing to see here, keep moving. Unfortunately, we still need two outfielders, a first baseman, a couple of more starters, etc., etc. Said BenCher: “I know that we’ll have a very strong payroll, a large payroll. I know that we’re going to add to it this winter. I’m confident in saying that we’ll be amongst the larger payrolls in the game...I think we’ll be looking at a Red Sox team that’s going to be a contender."