Monday, October 31, 2016

Ian Desmond May Be On Red Sox Off-Season Radar

(USAToday Sports)
Add another intriguing name to the list of free-agents being considered by the Red Sox this off-season. Multiple reports now indicate that Ian Desmond is seriously being looked at by the brass on Yawkey Way. While Desmond spent most of his career as a shortstop, he played the outfield almost all of the past season for Texas Rangers. And what a season he had! Over 156 games in 2017, Desmond hit .285 with 22 HRs and 86 RBIs—making the All-Star team. Over his eight-year career, he's a .267 hitter, averaging 20 HRs and 77 RBIs. And, this past season, he played a more than credible OF—mostly in center-field. Most think Desmond could reasonably sign for four years and $64 million. All of this, of course, gives some credence to other rumors that Jackie Bradley, Jr. may be headed out of town in a deal for a starting pitcher. Stay tuned!