Red Sox Free Agency: Three positions to target to be competitive in 2021

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FORT MYERS, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 17: Chris Sale #41 of the Boston Red Sox throws a bullpen session during a team workout at jetBlue Park at Fenway South on February 17, 2020 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The Red Sox should look at these 3 positions to be competitive in 2021

The Red Sox are not too far from being a competitive team. After the 2020 season, you would think that was too far fetched. The biggest problem with the Sox last season was their pitching or lack thereof.

It started with trading David Price being traded to the Dodgers and it all started rolling downhill from there. Chris Sale ended up needing Tommy John surgery which put him out for the season and then Eduardo Rodriguez was out due to complications with covid. That was just with the starting rotation, the bullpen had problems as well. Darwinzon Hernandez and Josh Taylor were starting the year on the COVID list.

The Opening Day starter would have been Rodriguez if not for the myocarditis. They were already behind the eight ball to be competitive in 2020. I’m not going to go over the entire season because let’s face it, no one really wants to relive that. In this article though, I will be going over the three things I believe can help the Red Sox to become contenders in 2021.

Now, when I say contenders, I am not suggesting that these three positions will end up winning the World Series or even the division. I am saying that if the focus is on these things, they could possibly make a run into the postseason.

As of right now, it has been a pretty slow process in the free-agent market. The biggest splash that really has been made so far has been made by the Braves. So, there is plenty of fish on the free-agent market right now.

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