As many of you beloved Red Sox fans saw this year, there was a breakdown in their offense and pitching over the course of the season. We saw the departure of pitching aces Jon Lester, Jake Peavy, John Lackey, Andrew Miller and Felix Doubront, as well as position players Jonny Gomes and Stephen Drew. The Red Sox also suffered a slew of injuries to their roster, including key players like Clay Buchholz, Mike Napoli, Brock Holt and Dustin Pedroia. When the dust finally settled, the locker room of the Red Sox organization had drastically changed. Now the question remains- who should the Red Sox pursue in the offseason?
Ace in the hole- The biggest concern right now should be acquiring strong pitching that will help on October 1st, 2015. There will be a long list of five potential players that will help the team, and are as follows:
1. Jonny on the spot- Jon Lester played a major role in the Red Sox pitching staff over the past 9 years, and after being traded to Oakland during the regular season made it very clear that he was open to return to the organization. Lester was 16-11 with a 2.46 ERA during his shared time between Boston and Oakland, and his veteran experience would add a lot to the pitching rotation. Continue reading How to Fix the Red Sox this Offseason »
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