Franchy Cordero/Bobby Dalbec
Between Bobby Dalbec and Franchy Cordero, the first-base situation was rough for most of 2022.
Cordero isn’t even a first baseman by trade, but the Sox were so desperate that they moved him from the outfield. It didn’t improve the infield situation at all.
They even traded for veteran Gold Glover Eric Hosmer, but he got hurt after a dozen games, prompting them to finally call up Triston Casas.
It looks like Casas will stay for the remainder of the season and begin his own big-league journey, so what does that mean for Dalbec and Cordero?
The Sox should’ve traded Dalbec last offseason, after he finished the year with 25 home runs and 21 doubles. After his struggles this season, the only way they’re getting anything for him is if he’s part of some sort of prospect package.
As for Cordero, the Sox might just non-tender him this winter. He’s beloved in Triple-A, but can’t get it together consistently at the big-league level.