Boston Red Sox: Top 5 offseason moves in franchise history

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Looking back on more exciting times during a tedious offseason for Boston Red Sox fans, we look at the five best offseason moves in franchise history.

Offseasons usually come and go with their fair share of shocking signings, minor acquisitions, and players trading one uniform for another. However, this winter has been slower than usual. The Boston Red Sox plan heading into free agency was constructed around thirty-year-old slugger J.D. Martinez, who remains yet to sign with a few weeks left before Spring Training.

The Red Sox have become one of the league’s biggest spenders in the past few years. Notable transactions include the signings of David PriceHanley Ramirez, and, of course, Pablo Sandoval. Recent offseasons have also seen a handful of trades, bringing players such as Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel into Boston.

Some winter moves play out exactly as they did in the Front Office’s dreams, while others end with a $250 million firesale in June. Here are some of the top offseason trades and signings in Red Sox history.