Red Sox: How does the bullpen look with the acquisition of Addison Reed?
By Zach Remson
Well it’s August and that means that another trade deadline has come and passed for the Boston Red Sox.
While this MLB trade deadline was much less active than last season, Dave Dombrowski still managed to add a solid bat with the ability to play all over the infield in Eduardo Nunez, and a much needed experienced bullpen arm in Addison Reed.
I’ve been on the Reed train for about three weeks now, and I could not be more ecstatic that the Red Sox acquired him from the New York Mets. Especially after they missed out on Pat Neshek, I thought that Reed and his 2.57 ERA, while almost exclusively pitching in the 8th or latter, would be an excellent match for this Red Sox team.
A reliable, experienced late inning guy may be that last piece to put these Red Sox on the path to make some real noise this October.
So with the acquisition of Reed, what does mean for the rest of the Red Sox bullpen? Roles are going to be shaken up and hopefully injured guys will be coming soon. I’ll take a look at how the Red Sox probably should utilize their pen, but this might end up just being a guess.
As I’ve learned through countless hours of frustration, sometimes it’s impossible to guess what John Farrell is going to do with his pitchers.