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Will GM Ben go gung-ho or ho-hum?

Sox could do something splashy at winter meetings, but Cherington isn't letting on

Updated: December 2, 2012, 4:31 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The "Wow" factor has been a common thread to Red Sox offseasons. Trades for Pedro Martinez, Curt Schilling and Adrian Gonzalez. Free-agent signings like Manny Ramirez, Johnny Damon, Keith Foulke, Carl Crawford.

Will this winter produce another "Wow"? The Red Sox will send general manager Ben Cherington to Nashville on Sunday for baseball's winter meetings with no shortage of cash in his pockets and holes to fill. Outside of the newly gilded Dodgers, for whom money appears no object, ...

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