The Boston Red Sox have been a fairly infuriating team for fans to follow in 2023. Sometimes, they look like a team that could push their way into a playoff spot. However, they also have put up stretches where they look like they need to completely rethink their approach to roster construction. It didn't really help provide any clarity when the Red Sox front office stood pat at the trade deadline. It just feels like the Red Sox don't know who they are as an organization right now.
There are some positives to take away from the 2023 season, though. Jarren Duran, Brayan Bello, and Masataka Yoshida seem like a nice young core to build upon and Rafael Devers remains criminally underrated acros the league. However, there is no denying that Boston is going to have to make some upgrades, particularly on the pitching side, and roster changes if they want to finally emerge from the purgatory they currently find themselves in as team.
Here are 4 Red Sox who are playing their way out of the team's 2024 plans
There are a few different ways of looking at the changes that Boston needs to make going into 2024. Some players just haven't played well and the Red Sox simply need to upgrade their spots on the roster. Other guys have been okay or even good, but have some flaws and should be used in trades to fix other problems on the roster. The goal here isn't to identify pending free agents and giving a "stay or go" grade, though. That is a topic for a different day. The focus here will be on guys who are under team control for 2024, but may still need to go for one reason or another.
Without further delay, let's take a look at 4 Red Sox players that could be playing their way out of Boston after this season.