Why Not ... a Dynasty?

Maybe it's tempting the fates to even raise the question, inviting a brand-new curse. But could this talented Red Sox team win it all again next year? It won't be easy. In today's era of free agents and salary arbitration, it's almost impossible to build dynasties. For a bit more money, players regularly flee even fun-loving championship teams. In the past three decades, baseball has produced just two mini-dynasties: the 1972-74 Oakland A's and the 1996-2000 New York Yankees. The Red Sox seem particularly vulnerable to market forces: as many as 16 of their players could become free agents this off-season,...

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