Boston Red Sox need to start making moves in free agency

Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

The Boston Red Sox are not doing much to improve this offseason

The Boston Red Sox front office is getting a little bit of backlash as of late with the lack of moves they have made. The 2020 season was a disaster but at least it was only for a 60-game season. Fans were not too happy with the way it turned out but the fact that the Sox were able to get under the luxury tax threshold meant that 2021 was definitely going to be better. One could only imagine that being the case.

Chief Baseball Officer, Chaim Bloom, has done very little to impact the 2021 season for the Red Sox. Before the offseason had started, the team’s focus was said to be on pitching. So far the only arm that has been added to the pitching staff is reliever Matt Andriese. The rotation definitely needs another starter and I don’t know about other fans, but I am a bit disappointed in the fact that a reunion with Martin Perez has not happened as of yet.

As a fan of the Red Sox and knowing how the Rays organization work, I knew that Bloom was frugal with dishing out money. He used to work with a team that had a $70 million payroll instead of a $200+ million payroll. I am not sure if this is something that Bloom is scared of or if it is the fact that COVID-19 just happened but the Red Sox have a little bit of money to play with and they need to make something happen. I would almost be ok with signing Yasiel Puig just make a splash.

There is definitely enough time for Bloom and company to make a signing. Corey Kluber is getting ready to do a showing and the Red Sox are one of the teams that will be at the showcase. If Kluber is healthy, he could be a bolster to the rotation especially with Chris Sale expecting to come back around the summertime.

It really isn’t like the Red Sox need to make a huge splash by signing top free-agent starter Trevor Bauer or even try to compete with the trades that teams like the San Diego Padres or the New York Mets have made. Something needs to happen to grab the attention of the fans.

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If 2021 is going to start with no fans in the stands, putting out a mediocre rotation with a mediocre outfield is not going to get people to actually watch games. I only hope that within the next few weeks, Bloom can make something happen.