Red Sox Predictions: Where will free agents play in 2020?

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 15: Rick Porcello #22 of the Boston Red Sox delivers a pitch in the first inning during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on September 15, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 15: Rick Porcello #22 of the Boston Red Sox delivers a pitch in the first inning during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on September 15, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images) /
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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – JUNE 04: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after hitting a triple during the 6th inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on June 04, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – JUNE 04: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after hitting a triple during the 6th inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on June 04, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

With some quality Red Sox players departing in free agency this offseason, let’s predict where these players will sign heading into 2020.

After a rough 2019 season, the Boston Red Sox will have a solid group of everyday players departing in free agency this offseason. While many of these players leave gaps in the lineup, it is certain that the majority of the free agents will not return for 2020.

The majority of players on this list have enjoyed nice stays with Boston and have been serviceable in their time. The Red Sox are approaching a transition period – especially with the firing of Dave Dombrowski and hiring of Chaim Bloom.

Dombrowski dealt away many prospects for big-league talent in order to win the 2018 World Series. Now, the big league talent traded for has gotten expensive – signing long term deals for lots of money.

Now faced with the task of cutting salary while still winning, the Red Sox will look towards a farm system for affordable, quality players to fill the void left by these players. Despite this, Boston doesn’t have the strongest farm system, so some free agents could make sense to return to Boston next year.

With that in mind, let’s predict where the upcoming Red Sox free agents will land at the end of the 2019 to 2020 offseason.

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