A 2016 Boston Red Sox Wish List

When I sat down to write this, for some odd reason, the song “All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth” popped into my head.

You know what else I want? A return to contention in the AL East for my beloved Red Sox. Besides, I’ve had my two front teeth for a long time.

How will Dave Dombrowski, Frank Wren, and Mike Hazen right the ship of Red Sox Nation and sail for the embracing shores of playoff contention? Well, those three haven’t been answering my numerous, yet congenial calls, so I’ll have to come up with my own list. Hopefully, it won’t seem too much like a redundancy of last weekend’s article.

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  1. Kurt Strack

    A wish list without Sonny Gray?!
    I agree with a lot of that. load the bullpen with as much proven talent you can find, i have loved the idea of Zimmerman, i do not think Grienke in Boston is a good idea for him. I think Shaw should be the utility corner infield spot though, he was a great story but i can’t imagine Dave Dombrowski giving him first base for 2016 after such a smal sample size with how incredibly hot he was for like 3 weeks. Zimmerman and Porcello in my mind would work off of one another with those sinkers and 2 seamers, maybe help each other out. Aslo get big Schil there in the spring and teach those guys that nasty splitter, like he did with pap.

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    • Gabriel D. Bogart

      First of all, thanks for sending a well-thought-out, logical comment. I shy away from Gray for two quick reasons. 1.) After all the backlash Billy Beane has endured from the Donaldson trade and the overall dismantling of the team, I doubt he’d pull the trigger on a trade for Gray. Which leads me to reason 2.) If he did agree to trade Gray, I think Hazen would be forced to empty a boatload of prospects and maybe a major league ready player. That, I don’t want to do. Gray is fantastic, though.

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