Three possible in season Red Sox free-agent signings
The Boston Red Sox will lose some names in the free-agent marketplace, and Xander Bogaerts is on a possible final tour as the de facto captain of the local nine. Bogaerts will opt-out and be looking for a $30 MM a year contract. J.D. Martinez and Nathan Eovaldi are also running out the string, and my anticipation is Boston will let them test the market. The three are almost a $60 MM LT hit.
We know that while FSG says they’re fine with Chaim Bloom spending in the offseason he has yet to really break the bank beyond Trevor Story. Could next season finally see him splash some cash? We know Red Sox Nation is clamoring for new deals for Bogey and Rafael Devers, but will we see anything beyond pay raises for the superstar duo?
Boston does have players on the roster now that can hit the market when winter hits and have played well enough to earn consideration for an extension. They will not be stratospheric contracts, and the players are part of what could be defined as support staff. But at the end of the day, the team will be far better with them here than without.