Familiar faces could solidify the Red Sox bullpen
As the players and owners continue to meet in Jupiter, Florida it feels like we can start to feel a little bit optimistic for the 2022 season. Once the lockout does end I think we can all expect a wild signing frenzy as teams try to build their squads before spring training begins. The biggest thing the Red Sox should focus on is the bullpen and luckily for them, there are plenty of familiar faces still available on the board.
Boston’s bullpen was one of the absolute worst in 2020, but then again, there wasn’t much that was good about that year. They were able to turn things around in 2021 and once again they finished the season with a top-10 relief squad. While I’m thrilled the moves Chaim Bloom made to the relievers seemingly paid off, I mean until the ALCS, but there’s still work to do.
There are plenty of names that are waiting to be signed when business opens back up ahead of spring training but I love the idea of bringing back guys who have been with the club before. Obviously, if the arm can’t get the job done I don’t want them back but I feel that the three pitchers I chose not only can rise to the occasion when called upon but can also help the Red Sox take the next step in 2022.