The Red Sox Shouldn’t Target James Shields Or Cole Hamels Th
about 6 days ago.
Updated about 6 days ago.
There’s no doubt that the Red Sox need to improve their starting rotation this winter. The question is, “How should they go about doing it?” Alex says the club should avoid the free agent market, and target pitchers who may be available for trade. At least one – if not all – of Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Tyson Ross and Jeff Samardzija will be available this winter. The Red Sox would be better off acquiring a pitcher who’s just entering the prime of his career instead of one who is exiting his. One of the biggest takeaways of the postseason has been that money no longer buys wins in Major League Baseball. The Dodgers, Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies, Tigers and Angels spent more than $1.1 billion this season to win one playoff game combined. The tide is turning, and the proof is in the Royals and Orioles ALCS. Speaking of the ALCS, at least fans can find it. The same can’t be said for the NLCS, which will air on Fox Sports 1 this week. MLB continues to make its product inaccessible for fans. Unbelievable. Email Alex, firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow him on Twitter, @AlexReimer1. Read Alex in the Boston Herald, on BostInno.com and listen to him Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. EST on Glenn Ordway’s “Big Show Unfiltered."