Red Sox rejects: A mid-season look
May 27, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Alex Wilson (30) pitches the ball against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
The Red Sox shuffled some players off the island in the off-season. Traded over low expectations, poor performance, signing issues or just to go shopping for a better product – a team upgrade. Reject may be a harsh terminology, but the reality is you were expunged from the organization.
As the season nears the All-Star mark, where we can collectively enjoy the Kansas City Royals facing off against the National League, comes an examination of how the Red Sox rejects have performed with a change of scenery.
This will be limited to players that were traded and not free agents, players released or those claimed off waivers.
Who won or who lost on the transactions is certainly open to short term interpretation. Long term could take considerable time frame since what may appear a dismal failure one season turns to baseball gold another.