By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com In order to add much-needed depth to their bullpen, the Red Sox have officially placed Dustin Pedroia on the 60-day IL Sunday. The team used the open roster spot to claim reliever Phillips Valdez off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. Red Sox on Twitter The #RedSox today claimed RHP Phillips Valdez…
If the Red Sox knew they had to be under the luxury tax threshold as far back as the fall of 2018, why did ownership “green-light” the combined $213 million signings ($43 million annually in luxury tax) of Chris Sale and Nathan Eovaldi, two pitchers with histories of breaking down?
In fact, the Red Sox lineup should still be quite good in 2020, which is hardly to say that the team is championship-caliber. They probably aren’t. But there is a lot to be determined between now and Halloween, and if the 2019 season taught us at all, it taught that there is no such thing as a sure bet.
The cloud of the Mookie Betts trade still hangs heavy over the organization. Monday evening, fans and media got to hear from the man who made it happen for the first time, Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom.