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Checking in on the AL East: Tampa Bay Rays

The back-to-back AL East champs are building around a suddenly formidable young core.

Checking in on the AL East: New York Yankees

Where do the Yankees stand during this offseason freeze?

Where can the Red Sox make 40-man room?

We’ve talked about possible additions, but it’s not as simple as that.

Checking in on the AL East: Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto just missed the postseason in 2021, but they are building up, and fast.

Checking in on the AL East: Baltimore Orioles

Where do the recently perrennial cellar dwellers stand in this offseason pause?

Potential Offseason Target: Jorge Soler

Could the Red Sox target the World Series MVP?

Potential Offseason Target: Kenley Jansen

Jansen is flying under the radar in free agency after another successful season.

Josh Taylor has another step to take

It’s just not a guarantee he gets there.

A way too early prediction for the Opening Day roster

Although a lot of the work has been done.

Potential offseason target: Joe Kelly

A fan favorite who fills a need usually seems like a good idea.

A case for putting Garrett Whitlock in the rotation

It’s possible that the long-term rotation workhorse solution is already in the backyard.

Potential offseason target: Danny Duffy

Adding Duffy would fit with what we’ve seen from the Red Sox’s rotation building strategy this winter.

Potential offseason target: Lou Trivino

Is the A’s closer a good potential fit in Boston?

If a big trade is made, Jarren Duran may be the most likely to be traded away

And not as an overreaction to his tough major-league debut.

Playing over/under with ZiPS projections

Who will outperform their projections in 2022?

Potential offseason target: Bryan Reynolds

This would be a huge splash, but could be worth the big cost.

New Year’s resolutions for the Red Sox

Nine, to be exact.

Potential Offseason Target: Franklin Barreto

A look at a potential upside depth signing.

Potential Offseason Target: German Márquez

Do the Red Sox have a blockbuster in them this offseason?

Ten (mostly) new names who could help in the 2022 bullpen

A couple have had brief chances with the Red Sox, but these are names to look for in terms of internal additions.

Potential Offseason Target: Ian Kennedy

Could the Red Sox squeeze some value out of a veteran free agent?

What would a Rafael Devers contract extension look like?

Basing a possible extension on a couple of recent mega deals.

Potential Offseason Target: Jonathan Villar

A potential fit in the middle tier of free agency.

The Red Sox need to get Matt Barnes back into form

They can’t rely solely on external additions to shore up the bullpen.

Potential Offseason Target: Nick Castellanos

You know the meme.

Potential Offseason Target: Ketel Marte

A talented and versatile option on the trade market.

Potential Offseason Target: José Iglesias

After his big September, should he be brought back?

Potential offseason target: Collin McHugh

Could a sort-of reunion make sense?

The Red Sox have young pitching depth to ease the workload

In theory, anyway.

What the heck happened with Jackie Bradley Jr.’s offense in 2021?

And should we be optimistic about a bounce back?

2021 in Review: Alex Verdugo was equal parts frustrating and clutch

The left fielder continued to make progress at the plate but needs to tighten up his defense and baserunning to become a reliable player on a nightly basis.

Potential Offseason Target: Kris Bryant

He’s the lone high-profile free agent remaining with whom there hasn’t really been much of a connection.

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