Three pitchers the Red Sox can sign to turn a weakness into a strength
The Boston Red Sox made great strides in 2021. But the fight for the 2022 AL East Crown and beyond begins with Hot Stove season, during which there are a number of keyholes that the team must look to address.
Hole number one is pitching. Frankly, holes number two and three may be pitching too.
Now, assuming one or both of Garrett Whitlock and Tanner Houck move into the rotation for 2022, as far as I am concerned, solidifying the bullpen will be, hands down, the biggest need for the Red Sox to address this off-season.
I know that I, for one, would much appreciate more innings being thrown by effective relievers and fewer by the likes of Matt Andriese and Phillips Valdéz.
Now, while the idea of re-signing some key arms such as Hansel Robles (I’d be absolutely down with this) and Adam Ottovino (eh…) remain on the table, here are three intriguing free agency options that could provide the Red Sox with an instant upgrade to the pen.