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Sox gambling on not spending big

Hamilton's deal highlights restraint of Ben Cherington, who says 'winter's not over'

Updated: December 14, 2012, 10:34 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- When we're all in self-righteous mode, like when the Red Sox unloaded the massive contracts of Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett in one fell swoop last August, it's easy to agree that self-discipline is a virtue to be admired and practiced.

Be gone, mega-year signings. Enough of the wild spending. Tight wallets, rejoice.

It becomes a little harder, though, when other teams don't operate under similar constraints, when free agents you know the Red Sox could use ...

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