The best moves the Boston Red Sox have made at the Winter Meetings
The Winter Meetings are upon us and while the virtual event will certainly be vastly different than in years past, it still provides the Boston Red Sox with an opportunity to start making moves.
History has shown that the Winter Meetings are when the hot stove typically begins to heat up. The annual event that brings team executives together with players and their representatives often leads to deals that can shape an organization’s offseason.
The loss of revenue from a pandemic-shortened season without fans creates uncertainty that could lead to a slow moving market. The top free-agents might take their time making a decision as they hold out for the best offers from a limited number of teams with money to spend. Some mid-tier free-agents might be waiting for the elite players to set the market. The unprecedented environment could make for a relatively quiet week but teams can still lay the groundwork for deals during these meetings.
The Red Sox have had their fair share of success during the Winter Meetings with several instances where they managed to sign free-agents or make a trade that paved the way to championship glory.