In the waning days of the 2023 calendar year, Boston Red Sox chief baseball officer Craig Breslow was hard at work, negotiating several high-level transactions and working to improve the club ahead of the upcoming season.
Despite Breslow’s efforts, there are still glaring holes on the Red Sox’ roster and concerns about how the front office will operate under the watchful eyes (and tight budget) of ownership.
Here are five New Year’s Resolutions for the Red Sox to consider with Spring Training set to arrive next month.
No fanbase wants their team to roll over and settle for mediocrity (or worse). That’s especially true for big-market clubs with an extensive history of winning and success.
In order to achieve positive results year after year, the Red Sox must be aggressive. This means taking some chances and, above all else, spending money. While nobody is advocating for the Red Sox to make rash or ill-advised financial decisions, entering a bidding war for another key starter or middle-of-the-order bat would demonstrate that this franchise’s ultimate goal is to get back on track and win baseball games.
Adding Lucas Giolito and swapping Chris Sale for Vaughn Grissom was a great start, but there need to be more moves in the works. Signing Teoscar Hernández, signing Jordan Montgomery, or trading for Jesus Luzardo are a few ways the Red Sox can showcase their aggressiveness and improve their chance of being competitive in the AL East.