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BoSox: Does Chris Martin Fix the Bullpen Issue??

Just yesterday, it was announced that the Boston Red Sox have made an agreement with reliever Chris Martin to a two-year contract. The deal comes in to be worth $17,500,000, pending a physical.  Martin had a tremendous second-half of his season, after being dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Chicago Cubs. The lengthy, righty combined for a 4-1 record, along with a 3.05 ERA last season. Specifically with the Dodgers, Martin had a spectacular 0.5 WHIP and a 34 strikeout to walk ratio. The newest member of the Boston Red Sox, can be considered as a journeymen. Martin made his MLB debut with the Colorado Rockies during the 2014 season. Since then, the reliever has bounced around to seven teams along with a stint in the Japanese league. Martin was a member of the Braves' World Series-winning bullpen in 2021. During the,  Fall Classic game against the Astros, he made two appearances, surrendering zero runs. Does Chris Martin Solve the Red Sox Bullpen Issue? Last season, Boston'

Grading Red Sox Players by Season Performance (Only the Good)

Finally, The Boston Red Sox are now analytically eliminated from the postseason race. Boston didn't show much fight after a slow start to the second half of the 2022 season, but top-draft pick here we come! Now, let's put the negatives behind us and focus on some of the bright spots within the Red Sox organization. For example, Xander Bogaerts is competing for the BA Award! Now let's grade the Boston Red Sox players by season performance:   Xander Bogaerts (A)   There is no doubt that X-man is the heart and sole of the Boston Red Sox team. Bogaerts has been a staple within the Red Sox organization ever since his debut during the 2013 season.   Bogaerts has had a terrific yet interesting season to note. The Boston shortstop has put up the best on-base percentage and batting average to date in his career. Yet, Bogaerts' power numbers are significantly lower from previous seasons. Is this a bad thing? No.   Xander is hitting .314 with 14 home runs and 68 RBIs this

The Red Sox Need to Address Their Bullpen to Contend Next Year

It is pretty much safe to say that the Boston Red Sox are having a poor 2022 season. J.D. Martinez has only hit nine home runs, and Bogaerts is struggling to hit for power. But what really needs to change in order to contend next season? One need that the Red Sox have had since the 2021 season is their bullpen and relief pitching. The only bullpen acquisition the Sox made during the past offseason was picking up Jake Diekman. And guess where Diekman is now? You guessed it, he was traded after a miserable stint in Boston. The lefty had a 4.23 ERA after he allowed 22 runs in 38.1 innings. In exchange for Reese McGuire, Diekman was shipped to the White Sox. You need your bullpen to be able to keep you in a game. The Red Sox relievers simply aren't doing that. They are allowing teams to expand their leads, preventing a chance at a comeback. For example, yesterday against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Red Sox bullpen gave up seven runs and nine hits in just four innings of work.   There ar