Potential nightmare for 2024 Red Sox if Ohtani and Soto, top stars, join AL East rivals.

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Concerns arise from ongoing winter meetings in Nashville, where trade talks involving Juan Soto are actively pursued by the Padres and Yankees.

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Lack of other teams connected to Soto raises concerns for the Red Sox, who face challenges in climbing out of last place.

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Secrecy surrounds Ohtani's status post-elbow surgery; his meeting with the Blue Jays adds intrigue.

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Ohtani pursuit marked by secrecy; press leaks could lead to dismissal from the sweepstakes.

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Blue Jays see their competitive window narrowing, making Ohtani's potential signing a signal that the future is now.

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Arguments against pursuing Ohtani or Soto due to injury risks, rental status, and the Red Sox not being World Series contenders.

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Soto's impact in New York could compound challenges for the Red Sox, considering the Yankees' existing strengths.

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Orioles coming off a 101-win season, Rays maintaining competitiveness – Red Sox face a challenging path out of the basement.

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Red Sox may be wiser not to pursue these high-profile players given their current situation and the competitive landscape in the AL East.

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