Olney: Free agents may avoid Sox
ESPN's Buster Olney says there's a good chance that after this tumultuous season for the Red Sox and the increased media scrutiny, free agents will shy away from signing with Boston -- especially when other factors are equal.
"Really, it's going to come down to whether the Red Sox can separate themselves in their bidding for free agents," he said.
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