How Will The Red Sox React To the Yankees’ Offseason Blitz? They Won’t
By Cam Giangrande Now that the Yankees have Giancarlo Stanton, all I’ve been hearing about is that The Red Sox need to make their move to counteract the seismic shift that’s occurred in the American League East. At the winter meetings, cries of, “What will the Red Sox do now?”, are echoing up and down the corridors. Here’s the reality; The Red Sox can’t do much. Their 2018 payroll already sits at 200 million dollars…(30 million from Pablo Sandoval and Rusney Castillo). And they do not want to go over the salary cap. It leaves them standing pat. Eric Hosmer and J.D. Martinez will each command contracts well over 20 million per year, so neither will seriously be considered by Sox brass. The fact is the Sox have boxed themselves in a corner with some bad contracts, and are now paying the price.
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