Red Sox Free Agency: Three former pitchers to sign for a discount

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – SEPTEMBER 29: A general view of the grandstand and Fenway Park signage at Fenway Park before the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox on September 29, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

The Red Sox are gearing up to show that they can once again contend for the Commissioner’s Trophy. Having missed October baseball just a year after winning it all should be all the fire they need to make a statement. It won’t come easy and the front office needs to find the right pieces to complete the puzzle going into this season.

Having the mandate of keeping the spending to a minimum will handcuff Bloom and his staff more than any of us realize. Things won’t be pretty at times but as we saw with Dealin’ Dave, throwing money at the problem isn’t always the solution. Searching the market for the right players at the right price will be the key to success in 2020 and that starts with the pitching staff.

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Boston’s pitching more often than not was the culprit when it came to the loss column filling up. Their offense once again was a powerhouse in the league but it never felt like the pitching could match the dominance. Going back in time and re-signing someone from Red Sox past could be a key to righting the ship for 2020.

Chaim Bloom has his hands full as he not only has to keep his bosses happy but he also needs to keep the Fenway Faithful at bay. As we all know, Red Sox Nation isn’t always the most patient when it comes to the front office and how they operate. If the team continues their losing ways in 2020 then things may get ugly in a hurry.

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We’ve all seen what this team is capable of and what their potential is, it’s just a matter of finding it once again. In the era of Sabermetrics and Moneyball, it isn’t always about the biggest name or biggest numbers but more about the right situation. Having the right players in the game at the right time is what will bring wins back to Fenway Park, and any of these three pitchers could be the conduit to that success.