Red Sox need to find a new home for Bobby Dalbec
Red Sox slugger Bobby Dalbec admitted to being "kinda sorta" surprised to be going into spring training with Boston this year, and he has the right to be. The Red Sox should've traded him long before now.
Dalbec played over 100 major league games in 2021 and '22 and batted .229/.292/.440. In 2023, the infielder played just 21 games in the majors.
Dalbec's value has decreased since his 2021 season when he played 133 big-league games and hit 25 home runs. The Red Sox should've traded him after 2021 and gotten a better return for a recently successful, younger Dalbec than the one they have now.
The 29-year-old currently sits on the 40-man roster and received a vote of confidence from Alex Cora after his performance in Worcester last year. But with an influx of talented infield prospects coming up through the farm system, keeping Dalbec in the organization doesn't make a ton of sense.
Dalbec is seemingly going to get another chance to prove himself this season as he's headed to spring training with the team. But, if he isn't traded before exhibition games begin, this needs to be his last one go-round with the Sox unless he rediscovers himself this year, a prospect that seems less and less likely with each passing season.