To be fair, the few international signings the SOX have made have been very good. They don't appear to feel the need to fill the minors with a bunch of international guys...but Alexei was an international signing, and he is now one of the best SS the AL, if not the best. Viciedo has proven he can hit MLB pitching, and with a better eye, he could be a monster. They did pay him quite a bit though.
I agree that it would be nice if they would at least sign some guys here and there, but the SOX have gone "all in" with the few signings they have made.