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The Red Seat Podcast: The Offseason Officially Begins

In this episode of the show Jake and Keaton give you a thorough rundown of what you need to know as the construction of the 2023 Red Sox gets underway.

Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox Photo By Winslow Townson/Getty Images

Good morning and welcome back to another episode of “The Red Seat”. This show is officially entering it’s 8th season of existence, something I am very proud of and grateful to all of you for.

On this episode, Keaton and I are prepping for the offseason by getting you caught up on the chronology of key dates regarding free agents, qualifying offers, rule 5 selections, and much more.

The first order of business is taking the temperature of the Xander Bogaerts situation. He officially opted out, but how do we feel about his chances of resigning with the team?

We then discuss who we think the Red Sox should extend the $19.5 million qualifying offer to. It’s a shorter list than you might think. Next, we hit on which players the Red Sox will seek to protect from the rule 5 draft followed by which players they might non-tender.

Before getting to our listener questions we discuss a trade proposal for Shohei Ohtani that was put forth by The Athletic’s Chad Jennings.

Lastly, we answered a bunch of your listener questions before ending the show.

We hope you enjoyed the show and if you did, make sure you subscribe to us on iTunes, Google Podcast, Spotify, or Stitcher. Also give the show a review. Five star reviews help us get in more ears and grow the show. Be sure to also follow us on Twitter. You can find Keaton @TheSpokenKeats, and you can find me @DevJake. Thanks for listening!