The MLB offseason is officially underway after the San Francisco Giants won what was a somewhat boring World Series over the Kansas City Royals. In my opinion, I would have rather seen the Royals win and keep it in the American league. Regardless, it’s time for the Boston Red Sox to switch gears and turn their focus towards the large amount of free agents that are currently available. Their main focus here should be the improvement of their pitching rotation, and there are no shortage of flamethrowers out there.
Ideally, John Henry and co. would like to bring Jon Lester back to the team after he had a very impressive 2014 season, going 16-11 with a 2.46 ERA in his 32 starts. Lester will most likely command a 5-year deal or longer and the money he asks will most likely depend upon what Max Scherzer and James Shields are seeking. Both of these aces have been tendered offers, and I expect that Shields won’t be able to negotiate as much given his slightly disappointing performance in the playoffs, and is . I fully expect Lester to be one of, if not the top sought after pitcher in the MLB during the offseason and the Red Sox will have plenty of competition for his services. Continue reading Red Sox 2014 Free Agent Targets »
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