AL East Preview: Red Sox’ Depth Too Much For Yankees’ Offseason Spending

Boston Red SoxBoston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes ruffled some feathers in New York last week when he questioned whether the Yankees’ offseason spending spree would be enough for the Bronx Bombers to compete in the American League East in 2014.

“It’s kind of interesting, though — $500 million and still, some questions,” Gomes said at Thursday’s Baseball Writers’ Association of America awards dinner. “You’ve got [Brian] McCann who hasn’t been in the American League before. The pitcher [Masahiro Tanaka] who hasn’t pitched a game over here. They’ve got some guys playing different positions.

“But it’s about winning the summer. It’s not about winning the winter. That’s what we’re going to try to do again.”

Gomes has a point. While the Yankees have dished out nearly a half a billion dollars this winter, a postseason berth — let alone a World Series title — hardly is a guarantee. The Red Sox, despite…

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