Red Sox Are Interested In Free-Agent OF Alex Gordon
Once again, the Red Sox may be running an off-season strategy that's a little counter-intuitive. The last thing you'd think this team needs is another outfielder. However, Joel Sherman of The New York Post writes that the team is interested in free-agent OF Alex Gordon of the World Series-participant Kansas City Royals. The 31-year old Gordon is one of the best defenders in baseball—but Boston seems to be overloaded with OF options. The suggested scenario is that—instead of shelling out big bucks for a free agent starting pitcher—Dave Dombrowski will trade some of the outfield excess for a young starter (like Sonny Gray or Matt Harvey). Mentioned are players like Jackie Bradley, Jr. or even Rusney Castillo—along with some minor league talent. Once again, stay tuned!