Red Sox Predictions: 5 possible landing spots for Jackie Bradley Jr.

Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. on photo day. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. on photo day. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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HOUSTON, TX – OCTOBER 17: Jackie Bradley Jr. #19 of the Boston Red Sox hits a two-run home run in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros during Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 17, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

San Francisco Giants

The San Fransisco Giants have had a goal to regroup and relieve themselves of bad contracts since Farhan Zaidi was hired as the President of Baseball Operations. The Giants have a massive outfield, specifically right-center, which Bradley can cover with his defensive prowess.

The Giants can afford Bradley for one season as they are one of the biggest market teams in baseball. The Giants won’t try to contend in 2020, but buying Bradley low to deal him at the deadline could be a sensible strategy.

They’ve lacked a true, defensively gifted center fielder for years. If acquired, Bradley could inject a young core, such as Mike Yastrzemski, with how to become better defensive players – like JD Martinez teaching the 2018 Red Sox better hitting techniques.

Unfortunately, if traded to the Bayside, it would not increase Bradley’s homers. However, with the large outfield, JBJ’s speed could be displayed and allow him to hit more doubles and triples. This might make him harder to trade come the 2020 Trade Deadline.

At the end of the day, the Giants may be interested in a buy-low player in order to get back a larger return than what they paid for him. Boston wouldn’t have to eat any salary as the Giants have a reducing payroll and can afford to pay a player for 1 year.