Probably, but we've seen this story from the Yankees before. Spend exceedingly and fail in the same way.
Are you going to sit there and tell me the Yankees have a better team on paper right now than either of the teams they'll be chasing? Not in the least.
I don't know what you see with the Sox other than the pen being hands down better than the Yanks. Sox clicked last year with an average roster. It is hard to repeat that two seasons in a row.