The 2021 MLB free agency is at the mid_way point The Red Sox are having a poor 2021 offseason that is resulting in little improvement. General Manager Chaim Bloom continues to make low_ end deals that will not improve the club. With Toronto and New York getting better,. the organization has disappointed fans. In this post, we will review what direction the club is going in.
Relying On its Farm System
Since the millennial, the Red Sox have pulled off four World Championships. In order to achieve this, the team had to give up prospects. In 2013, the club acquired pitcher Jake Peavy at the trade deadline for prospects.
In 2016, the team gave up legitimate prospects and traded for pitching ace Chris Sale from Chicago. Since the cupboard has gone bare and now, they are restocking the system.
Since Chaim Bloom took over, the organization’s farm system has been climbing back toward respectability. Baseball America has three of the club’s prospects ranked in the top 100.
Team Has Promising Pitching Prospects On The Horizon
The past couple of year’s Red Sox fans have seen the development of talented young pitchers. In 2020 the team recalled starter Tanner Houck. Houck responded by going 2-0 and recorded a shutout. Houck was the team’s number one draft pick in 2017. A burly right_hander who throws in the mid to high nineties. Expect Houck to compete for a starting pitching spot in spring training.
Other names to watch are Darwinzon Hernandez and Josh Taylor. Taylor is a key member of the Red Sox bullpen. Two more prospects are Brian Matta and Noah Song. Song They drafted him in 2019, out of the Naval Academy. Matta is the club’s number one international prospect. They selected in the 2016 draft class out of Venezuela.
Alex Cora Rehired As Sox Manager
The organization rehired former manager Alex Cora as manager over the winter. Cora, as fans recall, parted ways after the so_called cheating scandal during the 2018 World Series.
Cora has a reputation for working well with young players. He is a great fit for the current team.
There is plenty of work ahead, Jackie Bradley remains on the open market. The second base position is still vacant. Adding a starting pitcher is also a priority. With only Hunter Renfroe, pitcher Mike Andriese, and Martin Perez will not get it done. At this rate, Red Sox fans may be in for a long 2021 season.