10 free agents the Red Sox should target after the lockout
In this article, we will take a look at ten free agents the Boston Red Sox should look to add once the lockout ends. To identify potential targets, I took into account both the potential holes the Red Sox currently have on their roster and the amount of money it will take to sign each player.
The Red Sox went into the offseason with a major shortage of starting pitchers, especially after Eduardo Rodriguez signed with Detroit. That hole was quickly patched up with the signings of Rich Hill, James Paxton and Michael Wacha. With that being said, here are the five biggest weaknesses that currently remain on the Red Sox roster.
- High-leverage relief pitcher
- Left-handed power bat
- Utility Infielder
- First baseman
Each of the players I identified fit at least one of these categories while also not requiring the type of long-term financial commitment that GM Chaim Bloom seems unwilling to give out. So without further ado, let’s take a look at ten players who would be great fits with the Red Sox.