Boston Red Sox: Five biggest questions this offseason
By Sean Penney
The BoSox Injection staff collaborates on a Round Table discussion of the five biggest questions facing the Boston Red Sox this offseason.
For a team coming off a division title, the Boston Red Sox face their fair share of question marks entering the offseason.
Returning to the postseason after a pair of dismal last place finishes shows tremendous progress, but anything short of a World Series trophy isn’t going to cut it in this town. The moves that Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski made last winter helped get the team to this point, but there’s still work to be done in order to make the leap from making the playoffs to being an actual championship contender. Based on what we saw when the Red Sox were swept by the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS, we’re not there yet.
Expect more moves to be made, as the front office tinkers with the roster looking for any way to improve. What should the team’s primary goals be this offseason? I asked the BoSox Injection staff a series of five questions pertaining to the challenges facing this team and what decisions they should make heading into next season.
The answers to these questions varied and some may even surprise you. Here’s what our team had to say in this discussion.