Look, I'm ok if the Sox don't get a major player in FA if they get back to their 2003 Theo roots of finding underrated guys.
Get the payroll down, let some bad, or even just big contracts expire (Papi, Youk, DiceK, Jenks, Ross is a ton of money in it's own right) and try to get more efficient.
Maybe trade some prospects get a few cheaper guys with some cost control left and lock them up long term (since they're younger and cheaper than guys you'd sign in the FA market.
I've always been a "stars and scrubs" guy. Not overpaying for the middle guys in FA. either you sign the studs or you go bargain shopping.