July 25, 2021

Boston Red Sox Offseason Target: Daniel Hudson (Over the Monster)

Everybody loves a good comeback story and Daniel Hudson most certainly fits that mold. He went from being cut by the Angels last March to recording a scoreless, World Series-clinching ninth inning for the Nationals in October that included strikeouts of Jose Altuve and Michael Brantley. After signing a $1 million minor-league deal last offseason, the 32-year-old free agent is expected to garner significant interest this offseason. MLB Trade Rumors is predicting that he will sign a two-year, $12 million deal. When it comes to trustworthy relievers, $6 million per year seems like a small price to pay and it’s an investment the Red Sox should consider making.

Boston’s bullpen struggled in many areas last year, finishing the 2019 season dead last in Major League Baseball in walks per nine innings with 4.38, while also finishing 19th in WHIP (1.39) and 22nd in left on-base percentage (71.6). It’s definitely not fair to blame the lack of success fully on the pitchers themselves as one could argue that Dave Dombrowski dropped the ball by not obtaining any relief help prior to the 2019 season or the trade deadline. The rotation also didn’t make things any easier on…

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