Red Sox Are No. 1 In MLB Future Power Rankings

It is looking like the defending world champions are staying put at the beginning of the season.

A year ago, even coming off of their disastrous 2012 season, the Red Sox came in 10th in these rankings, and then second in our August update, so it’s not like they fell off the map completely even during a period of struggle.

“They have one of the best farm systems in baseball as well as incredible financial flexibility, with a little less than $14 million committed for the 2016 season, most of which is owed to face of the franchise Dustin Pedroia, who signed one of the most team-friendly deals in baseball last year.” — Buster Olney

For more on this story visit: Keith Law, Buster Olney and Jim Bowden, ESPN

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