The Boston Red Sox are focused on the regular season and defending their World Series crown. But with several free agents coming due this winter they’ll need to stay focused off the field as well.
Without a shadow of a doubt, the 2018 season was one that the Red Sox and Fenway Faithful will never forget. The team did everything they could in order to keep that squad intact in order to make another run at the Commissioner’s Trophy.
But a poor start to the season has put a damper on the pomp and circumstance that came with winning the World Series. As much as the Red Sox need to focus on what is happening on the field they also can’t afford to take their eyes off the prize when it comes to free agency.
Boston will have a handful of big-name parts of the current roster coming due for free agency this winter and some tough decisions will have to be made about the future of the team. With the ever daunting Luxury Tax looming in the shadows, not every player can be brought back. So without crippling the roster, what big name players should be kept and which can be parted with?