Red Sox Review
Adding Garrett Whitlock was a great move and it came at the expense of the Yankees. What’s not to like?
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.
There is some optimism for the southpaw heading into 2022.
Was he good or bad? Who’s to say?!
It never felt comfortable, but it usually got results.
He evolved from an up-and-down starting pitcher to a substanceless reliever who helped keep the team afloat during a chaotic stretch run.
He wasn’t great my any stretch, but he was serviceable.
#PérezDay became less of a celebration as the year went along.
And the super utility man stabilized a key position.
Sometimes, things just go sideways.
Nathan Eovaldi was the unquestioned ace of the Red Sox’s staff in 2021 and among the best starters in baseball overall.
He arguably was not given enough time to make the proper adjustments.
Rafael Devers: 2022 MVP? Maybe, just maybe.
Davis did not come in blazing in 2021 but has plenty of time to right the ship.
The first baseman struggled early before surging in the second half.
Can Hernandez take the next step and truly become a valuable reliever?
And less bad in the minors, to be fair.