Thursday, November 30, 2017

What Will The Red Sox Do With 'The Arbitrary Thirteen'?

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Tomorrow, December 1st, is the non-tender deadline to offer arbitration-eligible players a contract. The Red Sox have 13 of these players, and, while Dave Dombrowski has hinted he will sign all 13, there might be a couple of exceptions. Specifically, Brock Holt and Sandy Leon could be non-tendered—and thus immediately become free agents. Holt has been hurt and ineffective lately, and Leon has to face the reality of both Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart on the roster. Holt and Leon each make about $2 million a year. What DD does tomorrow could also give us hints about upcoming trades or free-agent signings—depending upon how many roster spots are (or are not) freed-up. Stay tuned!