The Red Sox have deep pockets and have never been afraid to spend money on free agents. Here’s a look at the best ones they’ve signed in their history.
One of the luxuries of playing in a baseball-crazed area of the country is that the Boston Red Sox have money…lots of money. They also have been more than willing to spend it over the years (although that seems to have changed for the time being). While there have been multiple instances of the team investing big contracts in players who ended up being busts, they’ve also hit on just as many.
The following is a list of the best free agent signings the Red Sox have made since free agency came to Major League Baseball in 1976. Some of these players ended up spending the bulk of their careers in Boston, others were only here for a short time before moving on again, but all were instrumental in helping the Red Sox win.
In fact, on this list there is only one free agent who didn’t win a World Series with the Red Sox before moving on although in his case, he’s almost certain to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame which is a pretty good consolation prize.
In no particular order, let’s begin.