Red Sox news includes a possible free agent and a lost free agent
Red Sox connections are in the news around the baseball world. One that has emerged is the eternal need for Boston, a right-handed slugger; this is half a world away.
His team, Hiroshima Carp, posts Seiya Suzuki. The 27-year-old is projected to get a $ 55 million contract, according to the collection of baseball Nostrodamusus at MLBTR. That price tag omits a compensation scale for the carp that can increase costs significantly. Not quite in the territory of former Red Sox Japanese imports Daisuke matsuzaka.
What “potentially” do you get for your money? The player can beat for average (.319) and power (39 HR), a combination that is starting to get pretty elusive. Top it off with four Gold Glove Awards and respectable speed, and the Suzuki can have a decent market. Red Sox is in the mix if the rumor mill is correct.
Switch-beating Sandy leon signs one minor league deal with the Guardians. Leon will be best remembered in Boston for his contribution to the 2018 championship despite hitting just 0.177 for the season.
In 2021, Leon was with Miami, hitting a sad 183 in 83 games for the Marlins. It is the story of the 32-year-old, long-time backup catcher with a career average of 0.212.
Management changes in baseball are a natural progression, and the Red Sox have an addition to the top management. Mike Groopman has come on the Red Sox Express as assistant boss. Brewers previously hired Groopman as VP of International Scouting and Player Personnel.
Groopman is no novice to baseball success as he was with the Royals from 2008-2017, including two World Series tours and a title in 2015. Prior to that, Groopman had experience with the Reds and Giants.
When the Red Sox bought Chris Sale, part of the trade package included an outdoor player with a switch Luis Alexander Basabe. Basabe disappeared in the White Sox system and was sold to the Giants in 2020. That gave him a break.
Basabe got a taste of “The Show”, it was quite sour, and hit only 0.143 over 18 PAs. In 2021, Basabe went back to the minors who beat 253 over two leagues. That lack of performance cost him the position on the roster, but the pale snake has taken up The 25-year-old for another investment in the White Sox system.
In the bitter disappointment department is left-wing Steven matz signs a four-year deal with the Cardinals. Matz was mentioned as a serious challenger to sign with Boston. The deal with the cards was $ 44 million, and Matz would be an excellent replacement for Eduardo Rodriguez. Maybe they’re running against Marcus Stroman?