The Red Sox have numerous spots to fill on their roster due to underperformance, free agency, or lack of depth. Let’s identify how to fix these weaknesses.
The Boston Red Sox failed to address their bullpen going into 2019 and it burned them. Red Sox relievers combined for 31 blown saves this year, tied for the major league lead. This lack of focus on a key section of the team was a major reason the Red Sox struggled in the beginning of the season, leading to a hole they were unable to climb out of.
This offseason, the Red Sox have some glaring weaknesses that need to be addressed. Neglecting issues and bulking up already strong areas didn’t work in 2019 and there is no reason to believe it will work headed into 2020.
While ignoring any of these positions could be costly, a realistic scenario is that not every problem gets corrected, perhaps waiting for the 2020 Trade Deadline to see what the primary issues are.
Here are five weaknesses the Red Sox need to fix in the 2019-2020 offseason.