The Boston Red Sox went from World Series Champions, to last place bottom feeders; things should be different this upcoming season.
The Boston Red Sox made two big moves this week by signing Hanley Ramirez to a four-year, 88 million dollar deal and Pablo Sandoval to an agreement as well. Ramierz turned down a qualifying offer from the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this offseason to become a free agent, and is reaping the benefits. Sandoval, who is coming off a World Series Championship with the San Fransico Giants, chose the Red Sox over the Giants and Padres.
I am intrested to see how the Red Sox lineup plays with these two outstanding young players inserted into the lineup. My question is will it be similar to the Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez experiment, or will it propel Boston to another championship? The main problem Boston faced last year was their hitting woes, but after trading away players such as Jon Lester, it left more to be desired in the bullpen. Reports are that Boston is indeed intrested in bringing Lester back to the friendly confines of Fenway Park, however they may not be able to afford him now. Also, what happens to left fielder Yoenis Cespedes now with these two players? Cespedes is a free agent after this season, and seems to be the player most likely to be on the trading block
We are still months away from pitchers and catchers reporting, but Boston is making a statement early this offseason to the MLB.