Who could be on the chopping block for the Red Sox to trade?
The Pitching Staff
This may seem counterproductive to what the Red Sox need as far as improvements but hear me out. Yes, we do need some arms to bolster the bullpen but we can use the existing arms we have to solve that problem. There are a couple of pitchers that I would be alright if Dombrowski dealt away in order to get better players.
The first for me is Steven Wright. Wright was a huge help to us over the years as he was always willing to jump in for a spot start or come out for relief. But the crux for Wright is the fact that he’s a Knuckleball pitcher. And as we all know, there is no true control of the knuckler.
You have one bit of sweat on your hand or the wind picks up just a tad and that thing is dancing nowhere near the target. So for me, as appreciative as I am for what Steven has done for Boston, I would be ok with him being sent away. I just can’t trust a knuckleball.
As far as relievers I’d be ok if we parted ways with them, I’d start with Brandon Workman. Workman is another one of those guys that showed promise and would have great outings, but it felt like I was yelling at my screen just as often. He’s only 24 so there’s plenty of time to get things figured out especially with a 6-1 record and 3.27 ERA in 2018. So the positives far outweigh the negatives, which makes Workman a great trade piece.