Mar 1, 2015; Ft. Myers, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox center fielderMookie Betts
(50) poses during photo day at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
New York Post‘s Joel Sherman gave his opinion, Monday, about how the Boston Red Sox are at the forefront of all the trade possibilities that could send ripples throughout Major League Baseball. Trade rumors, of course, are only speculation; however, with the amount of players the Red Sox have to unload, they are bound to make a deal at some point, this season. Maybe sooner than later.
Red Sox manager John Farrell said, earlier this year, that Hanley Ramirez will play left field, with Rusney Castillo and Mookie Betts fighting for center field. They will not be dealing Ramirez after just signing him to a very lucrative contract. Boston will also not be dealing Castillo or Betts, as they have been considered untouchable for the foreseeable future. Daniel Nava is certainly a possibility, but, as he is not nearly as young or as costly as some other names, there does not seem to be as much talk about him. That is, unless he is a part of a packaged deal. That means other names will be creeping up, regardless of what has been said by the Red Sox, during these spring training games.
Let us take a look at each of Sherman’s three main trade ideas, and see how they would affect the Red Sox: