As the Providence Journal's Brian MacPherson points out, the Red Sox have only $85.32 million committed to their 2013 roster (exclusive of any pending deals with Ortiz and Ross). Thus, they are awash is spendable cash to fill their multiple holes (first base, two starters, two outfielders, a shortstop). Will the grand scheme to lower expectations for 2013 play well with The Nation—especially when they know the NOG has around $100 million to spread around? Not bloody likely. Our watchwords for the soccer-mad John Henry in 2013: Less Pitch, More Pitching!