Red Sox Predictions: Players who could be traded during 2019 offseason
By Tim Starr
After going over the luxury tax threshold after a mediocre 2019, the Red Sox will have to move players in order to build a better club. Who will be traded?
The Boston Red Sox have to cut money and win more games in the 2020 season. However, cutting money and winning are on the opposite ends of the spectrum, leaving quite a puzzle for the Red Sox front office to figure out.
With significant payroll being clogged up by large contracts handed out by Dave Dombrowski, and certain players who are under-performing when considering how much they’re paid, many Red Sox players could be on the move.
Boston may opt to trade someone with a long-term contract and eat money to help get them off the 2020 payroll. Other players that are getting serious money and under-performing may force Boston to trade them for 50 cents on the dollar.
There are definitely going to be changes going into 2020 in order to produce a winning team for less money. Here are five trade candidates and my prediction for what uniform they’ll be sporting for the 2020 season.