With only a couple of games remaining on the 2012 regular-season Boston Red Sox schedule, it’s time—if it hasn’t been time already—to think about the future of this team.
Who is going to be kept from this season’s roster in 2013 and who will have his ties cut after the end of the year? We should start to see more and more of the younger players inserted into the lineup so that the front office and coaching staff get a fair look at several of them.
This could be for mainly one of two reasons. One, because the front office feels that it can contribute on the major league roster next season, or two, because the front office wants to show them off so that it has the opportunity to trade them.
Let’s take a look at the players that Boston called up once the rosters expanded and see how they fit into the 2013 plans, if at all.