After the Boston Red Sox extended Rafael Devers, it appeared that things were getting better for the franchise and that more moves would follow. More moves may follow, but not for the reason Red Sox fans were hoping for.
The Boston Red Sox could use a little extra pop in the lineup in 2023. Boston finished the 2022 campaign with 155 long balls -- good for 20th in Major League Baseball -- and after losing longtime shortstop Xander Bogaerts and designated hitter J.D.
The Red Sox have had some discussions with the Marlins about infielder Joey Wendle, reports Chad Jennings of the Athletic. There’s no indication a deal is imminent or even likely, as he’s one of a number of names whom Boston has looked into as they search for middle infield help.
The Boston Red Sox are considering all options at shortstop. After losing out on longtime Boston fan-favorite Xander Bogaerts to the San Diego Padres in free agency the Red Sox now have to figure out who will be taking over the position in 2023.
Who will take the field for the Boston Red Sox in 2023? Boston surely has plenty of work to do if it wants to be competitive in 2023. The Red Sox already have lost arguably their best player in free agency as longtime shortstop Xander Bogaerts inked a deal with the San Diego Padres.
Exactly 10 days after leaving the Red Sox for the Padres in free agency, Xander Bogaerts took to Instagram on Monday morning to reflect on his time in Boston and send thanks to the fans of the organization he began his career with.
The Boston Red Sox certainly are going to look a little different in 2023. After losing out on longtime shortstop Xander Bogaerts, another prominent member of the club reportedly is on the way out of town after designated hitter J.D.
The Boston Red Sox lost two important figures in their lineup during MLB free agency. Star shortstop Xander Bogaerts landed with the San Diego Padres on a record deal while designated hitter J.D. Martinez is now wearing Dodger blue.
Even after adding Xander Bogaerts to an eleven-year, $280M deal, the Padres are looking for more, and Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports they’re keen to bring in a starting pitcher and a corner bat.
The Boston Red Sox seem to be stuck in the middle. Part of them wants to contend, while the other part is looking toward the future. That is not a good place to be for a team with a rich history of winning.
Former Red Sox shortstop has agreed to an 11-year, $280 million deal with the Padres, according to The New York Post’s Jon Heyman. The deal does not include any opt-out clauses or team options, though it does come with a full no-trade clause, per MLB.com’s Jon Morosi.
The latest core player to leave Boston was shortstop Xander Bogaerts who spurned the Red Sox's offer to sign a massive 11-year, $280 million deal in free agency with the San Diego Padres late Wednesday night.
Xander Bogaerts could potentially be on his way back to the Boston Red Sox soon. The Red Sox have made it very clear that retaining Bogaerts is their top priority this offseason, despite other big bats being available.
Such varied teams as the Padres, Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Twins, Orioles, Phillies, and Cubs have all been linked to Xander Bogaerts so far this winter, and the list of suitors could stretch even further beyond these teams.
Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reported that Bogaerts, one of the top free agent shortstops, has met with interested teams over the weekend. That set of teams may not include the Red Sox, as they have not made a competitive offer to this point.
After the 30-year-old four-time All-Star and Red Sox were unable to reach a contract extension last offseason, Ortiz spent much of the 2022 campaign urging Boston's front office to retain both Bogaerts and star third baseman Rafael Devers.
Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts was named a 2022 Silver Slugger Award winner on Thursday night. The announcement was made on MLB Network. Bogaerts and third baseman Rafael Devers were both named finalists at their respective positions last month.