The Boston Red Sox are wrapping up a busy offseason, and while they haven’t yet played a game in 2013, it’s fair to question if there were different moves the team should have made.
Much has been made recently about Boston’s inability to finalize a contract with free-agent first baseman Mike Napoli after having agreed to a three-year, $39 million deal with him in early December. However, that is just one area where the team may have missed out this offseason.
WEEI’s Alex Speier wrote that Boston general manager Ben Cherington appeared on the station’s Red Sox Hot Stove Show last week and stated that the team only needs to sign a first baseman and add roster depth before spring training starts.
While Cherington may be relatively comfortable with the state of the team’s roster, not everyone may feel the same way.
According to The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham, the Red Sox shed over $105 million from last season, but they have added nearly $86 million in new salaries for 2013. Despite their willingness to spend, there are additional moves that would have been worth exploring.
Click through to see three moves Boston should have made this offseason.