Red Sox Armchair GM: Conor’s take

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25-Man Roster

Sep 19, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Boston Red Sox teammates David Ortiz (34) celebrates with Rusney Castillo (38) after their game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Red Sox won 5-3 in ten inning. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Starting rotation

  1. James Shields
  2. Clay Buchholz
  3. Brandon McCarthy
  4. Joe Kelly
  5. Allen Webster


  • Burke Badenhop
  • Rubby De La Rosa
  • Tommy Layne
  • Andrew Miller
  • Edward Mujica
  • Junichi Tazawa
  • Koji Uehara


  1. Mookie Betts, LF
  2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  3. David Ortiz, DH
  4. Mike Napoli, 1B
  5. Rusney Castillo, CF
  6. Chase Headley, 3B
  7. Shane Victorino, RF
  8. Xander Bogaerts, SS
  9. Christian Vazquez, C


  • Allen Craig, 1B/OF
  • Brock Holt, IF/OF
  • Gerald Laird, C
  • Daniel Nava, OF

This series of offseason moves would give the Red Sox a very competitive roster entering the 2015 season. The Red Sox would also have $5-10M to accommodate any potential midseason acquisitions, should they need the extra cash.

Thanks for reading my “Armchair GM” post and let’s hope that the Red Sox’ offseason shapes up as positively as we can hope!