Five free agents the Red Sox should avoid
On Tuesday, I took a look at ten free agents that the Red Sox should target when the lockout ends. Today, we’re going to do the complete opposite, identifying five free agents who the Red Sox should stay away from.
A couple of factors led to these players not being a match. First and foremost is cost. Many of these players will be garnering huge contracts on the open market, and while they are undoubtedly great players, they are probably not worth the money they are going to get.
The second factor is roster fit. These players might make the Red Sox better on paper, but do they make sense to bring in given the current Red Sox roster situation? As Chaim Bloom has shown us, he is more willing to go with the younger, unheralded player than the more expensive, easy fix.