Red Sox Winter Meeting Wish List

The MLB’s winter meetings are now two days in and we’re still not so patiently waiting for the Red Sox to make some sort of deal. Under the new leadership of Chaim Bloom, the Sox’ main priority is shedding some salary. After spending too much time paying a luxury tax, the organization has decided enough is enough.

So here’s a few things we’re looking to come out of the winter meetings.

Trade David Price

This is kind of a tough one. Personally, I was never a huge fan of David Price. However I do recognize the important part he played in helping the team win the 2018 World Series and I was also one of the people who thought he should have been the series MVP. Other than that though, he has underperformed in Boston. He held the cards for a few months but quickly dropped them. It’s time to move on from him and dump some salary.

Shop Mookie Betts

I don’t think the Red Sox are going to trade Mookie Betts. That being said, I believe they should still shop him in the trade market. It’s going to be important to figure out how much teams would actually pay for the left fielder. It may give them an idea at how much he’ll go for on the free agent market next year. Also, there may be an offer out there that the Sox just can’t refuse.

Trade An Outfielder

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s face it; the Red Sox are going to have to shed some star power if they want to keep Mookie Betts around. Out of the three main outfielders, Betts is clearly the most well rounded talent. This means that all eyes are on Andrew Benintendi and Jackie Bradley Jr. The one that makes the most sense is Bradley. He’s one of the most talented out fielders in the league so there may be a lot of interest in him. He also will be more expensive which could help the Red Sox cap issues but could also deter other teams from trading for him. On the flip side, Benintendi is younger and will be easier to control for teams interested in him.

Try to Move Eovaldi

This is easily going to be the hardest thing to do. I don’t think it’s an understatement to say the Nathan Eovaldi was a bust. After his heroics during the World Series, Dave Dombrowski saw it fit to give the injury prone pitcher a 4-year contract with an annual salary hit of 17 million dollars. He played in 23 games however only 12 of those he was the starter and he ended the season with a whopping 2-1 record. The market for Eovaldi is small. Not with pitchers like the likes of Gerrit Cole out there. Also let’s be honest, Price looks like the better option for teams here. Maybe the Sox will be able to move him in a package deal but the chances are slim.

 

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