What should the Red Sox do with their upcoming free agents?
Mitch Moreland has only been with the Red Sox since 2017 but he has undoubtedly made an impact. After a long tenure with the Texas Rangers, he packed his bags for Beantown and has seen a bit of a resurgence. He’s now known as “Mitchy Two-Bags” due to his propensity to get extra-base hits.
Moreland will be turning 33 towards the end of the season and doesn’t demand much of a contract in either salary or years. But even at his age and with mileage on the tires Mitch offers plenty to the Red Sox. He is the ideal veteran for an increasingly young Boston team as they head towards the next generation.
With Michael Chavis most likely remaining on the main roster or earning a full-time call up in spring training next season, having Moreland as a backup and mentor will be massive. Plus he can be a huge bat off of the bench for Alex Cora in a pinch-hit scenario.
He’s not only an asset at the plate but also in the field as his defense is top notch among first basemen. If I’m Dave Dombrowski I’m offering Mitch a reasonable short-term deal. Something along the lines of a 2-year/$8M deal that pays Moreland well and doesn’t bury the Sox. Win-Win.