Red Sox fans can expect a quiet offseason while preparing for the 2020 season. The organization has three challenges facing them in the next few months. Priority number one is to hire a General Manager to replace Dave Dombroski. Dombrowski was dismissed two weeks after the 2019 season ended.. Priority number two is to resign outfielder Mookie Betts. And goal number three is to find a closer for baseball’s worst bullpen. In this post, we will examine three areas that the Red Sox need to focus this offseason. Why Red Sox Fans Can Expect a Quiet Offseason Resign Mookie Betts Challenge number one this offseason is to resign Mookie Betts. Betts a six _year veteran has played in 794 games a 301 career batting average. One Hundred thirty_ nine home runs and 470 RBIs. Not to mention a 374 OBP. Betts may not have the numbers that Manny Machado has but posts similar numbers compared to Bryce Harper. Both players signed on ef the most lucrative deals last season. Betts is under contract through the 2020 season for about 20.000,000 per year. One option is to trade Betts for prospects. By trading Betts the Red Sox would land some legitimate Major League prospects. Option number two is to sign Betts to a long term deal similar to that of Machados and Harpers. Signing Betts would mean a long term deal for at least 30,000,000 per year for ten years. If they were to resign him the club would have restructure contracts of players currently under contract. The Red Sox have one of the most critical decisions this offseason in the history of the franchise.
Find A Replacement For Dave Dombrowski Just two weeks after the season the club dismissed GM Dave Dombrowski. Dombrowski the team’s GM since 2016 brought ace Chris Sale and acquired Nathan Eovaldi midway through last season. Both Sale and Eovoldi played key roles in the 2018 championship. But injuries hampered both players last season. Some names to keep an eye on are Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and Indians GM Mike Chernoff. Find A Closer Not resigning a closer for Craig Kimbrel benefited the Red Sox. Brandon Workman replaced Kimbrel and had a career year 10-1 15 saves. Workman is up for salary arbitration this offseason. Expect the team to resign Workman for 2020. Notable relievers that could be available are Kelvin Herrera Royals, Joe Jiminez, Jeury’s Familia Mets and Trevor Rosenthal of the Cardinals. The Upcoming Offseason The 29/20 offseason will be one of the most historic in recent memory. With 60,000,0000 dollars coming off the books it will still be very difficult to go over 208 Million dollars. Decisions needs to be made on JD Martinez who can opt _out now despite a seven_ year deal. Priority number one is to find a way to resign Mookie Betts.