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Red Sox have faith in Allen Webster, Rubby De La Rosa

FORT MYERS, Fla. — For the Red Sox, the largest benefit of their landmark trade with the Dodgers in 2012 was extricating the franchise from the burdensome contracts given to Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and Adrian Gonzalez.

The $264 million saved allowed the Sox a clean slate to remake their roster and earn back the affection of a disgruntled fan base.

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