The Boston Red Sox attention is on the high profile free agents, but a second level exists that could fill some roster holes. Here is a select four.
The hunting season has started where I live, and ducks and deer are targets, but in baseball, the hunting season has also started. The free agent hunt will be on and what the primary focus will be is the top of the line possibilities.
As a Red Sox fan, I would love to see J.D. Martinez come in and be the designated hitter. First base? Sayonara to Mitch Moreland and put out the red carpet for Eric Hosmer. Get me Wade Davis for another bullpen arm and while I am in a largess mood how about Jake Arrieta. Then I wake up.
The Red Sox do have a budget and they do have the highest ticket prices in the baseball universe. Their free agent hunt will not be one of just grabbing player after payroll while tossing the budget to the wind. Won’t happen. But there is another layer to the madness and that is where you take a chance, but with far less financial exposure.
Players have been refused. Tossed aside when their option was not exercised. Others are simply released. Among this baseball flotsam, Boston may find a player who can fill a need. Here are a few notables.