The nightmares of last season have passed and the new-look Red Sox have already begun to give fans hope for this season. Under new manager John Farrell, the Sox have once again become a force in baseball and it all began with the offseason.
Several players were shipped out and even more were brought in. The front office elected to return to the days of signing players based on their strengths rather their name and the moves have paid off.
In this article we will take a look at the early grades for each of Boston’s offseason acquisitions. Only players new to the team will be including, but the players must have also played at least once this season.
The grading system is as follows.
F – Complete Failure
D – Not living up to expectations, little contribution
C – What was expected, average contribution
B – Impressing beyond expectations, high contribution
A – Perfectly exceeded expectations, terrific contribution thus far
Also note that all statistics are courtesy of ESPN