How have the wave of MLB offseason moves affected the Red Sox?
It has been an underwhelming offseason for the Red Sox, to put it mildly. The so-called “interest kings” have been linked to a number of big-time free agents but have instead inked short-term deals with Rich Hill, Michael Wacha, James Paxton, Matt Strahm, and Jake Diekman. That was, until this morning.
A few short hours ago, it was reported that the Red Sox and star infielder Trevor Story had come to terms on a whopping 6-year/$140M contract. The former Colorado man will now call second base and Fenway Park his home. Chaim Bloom is often criticized for his lack of spending, well, he made sure to shut those naysayers up in a hurry today.
Though the Red Sox have done little to impress this offseason beyond signing Story, the same came not to be said about their AL rivals. From Toronto to Seattle, the Red Sox’s greatest competition in the American League have all added pieces to their already high-powered rosters. Here’s a team-by-team breakdown of how those moves affect the Red Sox.