June 18, 2021

Boston Red Sox Free Agent Target: Arodys Vizcaino (Over the Monster)


If you have found your way to this article, then I’ll assume you are aware that the Boston Red Sox had trouble with their bullpen last season, even if it wasn’t quite as much of a problem as it could have been. It was a potentially fixable problem during the offseason and became an untenable one as the season progressed. I’ll stop there because we don’t need to go over this well-tread ground. The bottom line is the Red Sox need help in the bullpen next season. The free agent market is a perfect place to find that help because there are a slew of relievers currently looking for work. Among them, Arodys Vizcaino is an intriguing candidate for the Red Sox to consider.

Before we dive into what Vizcaino has done on the mound, we should address the fact that the right-hander hasn’t pitched since April and it’s anyone’s guess if he’ll be able to bounce back next year. Baseball-Reference currently projects him to log 31 innings and, according to FanGraphs, Steamer projects him to throw 35, which falls just a few innings short of his production from 2018. That’s not exactly the workload of a bullpen savior. However, signing Vizcaino could not only be helpful in…

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