Red Sox Analyst Discusses Potential Hope For 2023
The Boston Red Sox are coming into the 2023 season with something to prove after a disappointing finish to the 2022 campaign.
After a surprise run to the ALCS in 2021, the team missed the postseason in 2022.
They also lost Xander Bogaerts in free agency.
But there could be some hope for the team, as pointed out by Red Sox analyst Jared Carrabis.
Recent rumors have linked the Red Sox to slugger Adam Duvall as they search for a complementary bat.
Carrabis stated on Twitter that if the Red Sox do add him and potentially bring in somebody like Elvis Andrus to fill the shortstop role until Trevor Story comes back, there may be a reason to watch this team in 2023.
If all this smoke becomes reality and the Red Sox sign Adam Duvall, give me Elvis Andrus and I’m firmly planted in the “Let’s see what happens” camp. I’m not down on the 2023 season. I’m not amped about it. But I will very much be intrigued. (Also wouldn’t hate a SP trade.)
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) January 17, 2023
To be fair, the Red Sox offseason hasn’t been a total bust.
Despite losing Bogaerts and missing out on three key free agents, they did manage to sign pitchers Corey Kluber and Kenley Jansen, as well both Masataka Yoshida and Justin Turner to strengthen their offense.
So even with Story out, the Red Sox have some pieces on their roster to fill the hole.
Signing Duvall could allow them to move super utilityman Enrique Hernandez to the shortstop position, while also leaving the door open for another signing, with the veteran Andrus being a possibility.
Carrabis also noted that a trade for a starting pitcher could help Boston.
The Miami Marlins currently have a number of starters, including right-hander Pablo Lopez on the block right now.
The Red Sox could swing a deal for one of them to strengthen their rotation and make up for the loss of Nathan Eovaldi.