After dropping their first six games of a West Coast swing by a combined score of 54-15, the Boston Red Sox can firmly turn their eye towards the offseason.
The honeymoon phase of the post-Dodgers trade Red Sox has worn off, and now fans are left to wonder just how this team is going to rebuild. After the team was trounced in both Anaheim and Oakland, fans’ concerns about the Sox’s future have never been greater.
Fortunately, the organization has positioned itself so that the horror of the past week (and what will likely continue into September) does not influence next year’s team. They are primed to make multiple moves this offseason that will quickly bring the team back to respectability, which at this point is really all fans are asking for.
While it may be a bit of a process to rebuild this team, the low payroll and wealth of prospects give the Sox many options for how to go about building a contender.
Here are 10 things they can do this offseason to jump-start their climb back into the conversation about the best teams in MLB: