Red Sox 2024 Opening Day roster projection 1.0: Star addition for rotation arrives

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The Boston Red Sox begin spring training games on Feb. 24. Players and Red Sox Nation will soon have to confront the state of the roster.

It's well documented that Boston never went "full throttle" this offseason, as promised. Besides the trades of Alex Verdugo and Chris Sale, not much has changed for the Sox this winter. They brought in Tyler O'Neill, Vaughn Grissom Lucas Giolito, Cooper Criswell, Romy González, and some others. Fan-favorite Justin Turner left in free agency in for the division-rival Blue Jays, and Boston will miss him.

It's possible some changes could still come to the roster. Some trade rumors are circulating about certain Red Sox and some free agents remain unsigned.

The entire season will be documented through a Netflix documentary, so fans are hoping some reinforcements may arrive soon to make both the season and the retrospective better watches.

Red Sox 2024 Opening Day roster projection 1.0: help for the rotation arrives

Red Sox Opening Day starting rotation:

  • Jordan Montgomery
  • Brayan Bello
  • Lucas Giolito
  • Nick Pivetta
  • Kutter Crawford

Countless reporters and experts have named the Red Sox as the ideal location for top-tier free agent Jordan Montgomery. The longer he sits on the market, the more likely his price is to decrease and he may be willing to accept a short-term deal rather than the six years he's reportedly asking for.

If Boston capitalizes on Montgomery's stalling market, he'd likely serve as a No. 1 or No. 2 starter. Brayan Bello and Lucas Giolito are given as the only other true starters on Boston's staff. Nick Pivetta and Kutter Crawford pitched well last season and have the most longevity of the rest of the potential starters who will end up as key pieces in the bullpen.