The Boston Red Sox are going to be one of the most interesting teams this offseason. They’ve already made the first right move in rehiring old manager Alex Cora for the 2021 season. The actual press conference will take place Tuesday afternoon.
Alex Cora’s re-introductory press conference will be Tuesday at 1:30.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) November 9, 2020
But now the tough part comes. Sure, the Red Sox have their manager set in place. But at this point, they need to retool to become contenders once again in the American League. How can they do that? Let’s take a look at a few options.
This could be a very intriguing option for the Red Sox. D.J. LeMahieu is a three time All-star, twice with the Rockies, and in 2019 with the Yankees. He’s coming off a shortened 2020 season where he hit .364. LeMahieu could fill a HUGE need at second base where the Red Sox desperately need somebody. Dustin Pedroia is basically on his way out. So why not bring LeMahieu in on a two or three year deal to put him up the middle with Bogaerts? He can extend your lineup and give you another threat at the top of it as well.
Yes, it’s another Yankee. Get over it! Tanaka can be another interesting option for the Red Sox to kick the tires on. Tanaka has some of the better stuff in the MLB. When he keeps his pitches down in the zone, he is borderline untouchable. You have Chris Sale, Eduardo Rodriguez, and Nathan Eovaldi. Add Tanaka to the mix and Tanner Houck and that gives you a solid rotation from top to bottom. Plus, you won’t have to break the bank for Tanaka. Give him a two or three year deal for 30/45 million and that should be fine.
You need a closer. Alex Colome could fit that bill extremely well. He’s pitched in the A.L. East before. He’s also had north of 30 saves in three seasons. The man can help give the bullpen a desperately needed boost. Again, this is another move that won’t have you breaking the bank. Chaim Bloom, please at least give Colome a call. Thank you!
Moves need to be made. These are a few names to start thinking about. The money is there this offseason. There’s no excuse anymore. It’s time to make some splashes and get this team back to contending for a World Series title!
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