The Red Sox could still sign Jorge Soler
One of the easier, less expensive fixes to the Red Sox roster would be to sign a power bat. With increased offensive production, the performance of a starting rotation full of relievers will matter less. Jorge Soler could give Boston the offensive production it needs to keep its rotation in games.
Soler raked last season with the Miami Marlins and the team hasn't shown any interest in a reunion with the slugger. He hit 36 homers in 2023 while playing half his games at loanDepot Park, one of the less hitter-friendly parks in MLB. Transferring his power to Fenway Park, one of the most hitter-friendly fields, should do his offensive numbers good.
Boston may opt to stay clear of Soler, however. He strikes out frequently and his defensive skills leave much to be desired. But the Red Sox can't afford to miss out on his offensive prowess after they let Justin Turner walk — to a team in the division, no less.
Soler would likely come at a reasonable price, or at least a price the Red Sox could meet and still not surpass the first luxury tax threshold. He gave up a $13 million salary by opting out of his contract with Miami and Boston could afford that and more. The Sox would have to get to Soler before the Mets or Giants do, though.