MLB Trade Rumors predicts that the Boston Red Sox will sign three of the top 25 free agents on their top-50 list this winter.
MLB Trade Rumors has revealed their 12th annual Top 50 Free Agent list. Boston Red Sox fans should be quite pleased if these predictions come to fruition.
The website’s three-writer committee collaborated on predictions of where each of the top 50 free agents will land this offseason, along with the contract they expect those players to earn.
Boston enters the offseason with a wishlist highlighted by the need for a power hitter to anchor the middle of the lineup. After the Red Sox finished outside the top-10 in the league in OPS and dead last in home runs, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski is intent on adding a bat for next season.
It just so happens that this free agent class has several appealing options who could bolster Boston’s lineup. MLB Trade Rumors pegs the Red Sox for winning the sweepstakes on one of the top names on the list, as well as making another under the radar signing to add more pop to the lineup.
They also predict the Red Sox will sign one of the top relievers on the market. If we’ve learned anything over the past few postseasons, you can never have too much relief pitching.
The list provided by MLBTR predicts Boston will end up with three of the top 25 free agents this winter. That may seem a bit ambitious but given the team’s needs, we can expect them to be involved in the discussions for these options.