Meet the Sellers: Boston Red Sox

Am I writing a Meet the Sellers specifically because the Jays made the Boston Red Sox sellers? Absolutely.

To be completely honest, I don’t think there’s any chance that the Red Sox would ever trade the following three players to the Jays. However, it’s still worth noting who the Red Sox could trade to a different contender, perhaps in the National League.
The most recent trade between the two teams came back in 2018 when the Jays sent expiring free agent Steve Pearce to the eventual World Series Champs.
In exchange, the Jays received a 23-year-old who hadn’t played above High A as a 23-year-old. Fast forward four seasons and Santiago Espinal is an all-star.
Here are three players that the Jays could have an interest in come August 2nd.
Xander Bogaerts:
We’ll start with the most unlikely, as there’s a chance the Red Sox keep him.
This season, the 29-year-old shortstop is slashing .313/.386/.445 with seven home runs in 382 plate appearances. He walked 9.3% of the time while striking out 20.2% of the time.
For his career, he’s slashed .291/.356/.458 in 5140 plate appearances and has hit 148 homers. Bogaerts has struck out 18.4% of the time while walking 8.6% of the time.

Xander Bogaerts makes it a one-run game with his seventh home run of the season.
— Jamie Gatlin (@JamieGatlin17) July 5, 2022

Defensively throughout his career, Bogaerts has been a mess. In 9901.1 innings played at shortstop, he has posted a -55 Defensive Runs Saved and a -38 Outs Above Average (OAA didn’t exist in his first three seasons.) This …

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Author: Brennan Delaney / Blue Jays Nation

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