Red Sox Offseason Checklist: Priorities, extensions, free agency
Most of the Boston Red Sox core remains but some key players will hit the open market. What will Boston’s strategy be this offseason?
With about two weeks left in the regular season, the Boston Red Sox are gearing up for a deep postseason run. With a loaded offense, dominant rotation and a deep yet unsettled bullpen, the Red Sox are looking like a true contender. However, it’s never too early to look ahead to the offseason and look at what the Red Sox roster could look like come 2019.
To begin, here is a list of the players who are set to become or could possibly become free agents this offseason.
–Eduardo Nunez (Player Option)
–David Price (Player Option)
–Chris Sale (Team Option)
Between the money saved from the impending free agents and the Hanley Ramirez contract coming off the books, the Red Sox are set to free up at least $54,870,000 entering this offseason. This figure does not include Eovaldi or Kinsler who both spent more than half of the season with a different team.
With that being said, let’s hop into the checklist.