Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images While it wasn’t the most overwhelming move in terms of on-the-field impact, Martín Pérez did seem to enjoy his time in Boston and the organization liked having him. So it’s not a huge surprise to see he was excited to be back. (Adam London; NESN) Still, while Pérez is fine for what he is — an innings-eating back-end starter — his … [Read more...] about Daily Red Sox Links: Martín Pérez, Alex Cora, Andrew Benintendi
Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images The Red Sox have a few different paths they could follow in 2021 when it comes to second base, a position that really needs to be improved. Following a last place finish in 2020, there are a slew of areas the Boston Red Sox need to improve upon to return to a competitive state in 2021. Along with addressing the starting … [Read more...] about What is the Red Sox’s plan at second base?
Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images Happy Monday everyone. We’re still waiting on the corresponding roster move for the Martín Pérez signing to become official. It could be that they’re working on a trade, or perhaps they are just taking the long weekend for some R&R. We’ll keep an eye out for news on that front. Meanwhile, the Bruins are in action with a … [Read more...] about OTM Open Thread 1/18: It is Monday
Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images I think a rebound is in order. As was the case for many other Red Sox players, 2020 was a year to forget for J.D. Martinez. He finished with an OPS below .700 for the first time since 2013, hit just .213, and accumulated a disastrous -1.0 fWAR. It was a season comparable to his tenure with the Astros, before his swing adjustments with … [Read more...] about What to expect out of J.D. Martinez in 2021
Red Sox must be aggressive in signing Jake Odorizzi The sand is falling through the hourglass that is this offseason and the Red Sox have been quiet and downright stagnant in their hunt of free-agent talent. I think we all knew that this winter wasn’t going to be the usual as nothing in the past […] Red Sox need to go all-in for Jake Odorizzi before they lose out again - BoSox … [Read more...] about Red Sox need to go all-in for Jake Odorizzi before they lose out again
The Red Sox will attend Julio Teheran and Anibal Sanchez’s showcases The Boston Red Sox organization is an enigma in the sense that on one hand, they appear to have a plan while also seeming to lack one. The news feed of all following entails nothing more than “The Boston Red Sox have interest in” […] Red Sox to attend showcases for potential buy-low pitching - BoSox Injection … [Read more...] about Red Sox to attend showcases for potential buy-low pitching
Despite all of the trade speculation swirling around Andrew Benintendi, the Red Sox haven’t “reached a point of no return in trade talks,” The Boston Globe’s Alex Speier writes, and “there’s a solid chance, though not a guarantee” that Benintendi won’t be moved. One of the obstacles preventing a deal is the number of quality left field options remaining in free agency, so a … [Read more...] about Red Sox Notes: Benintendi, Kluber
The Red Sox and southpaw Martín Pérez have agreed to join forces for a second consecutive season, per the Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal (via Twitter). Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com confirms the deal, pending a physical. Pérez will earn a $4.5MM salary in 2021 with a $6MM option for 2022 that comes with a $500K buyout (Twitter links). He’ll also earn an extra $100K for every ten … [Read more...] about Red Sox To Sign Martín Pérez