Boston Red Sox jerseys starting pitcher cheap David Price jersey throws during a game against the Atlanta Braves jerseys in Atlanta last April. This year he’s part of a three pronged front line that gives the Sox one of the most formidable rotations in all of baseball. AP FILE PHOTO
BOSTON Life after Big Papi.
The slugger retired after last season, taking with him three World Series rings, one Series MVP and numerous clutch moments in his 14 seasons with the club.
With Ortiz gone, the Red Sox jerseys enter 2017 with a big prize that president of baseball operations baseball jerseys form china Dave Dombrowski acquired during the offseason landing left hander cheap Chris Sale jersey from the Chicago White Sox jerseys in a trade for four prospects.
“This gives us a significant chance to win,” Dombrowski said. “You never can tell what happens if, first of all, you can make it to the postseason and, if you get there, do you progress from there. We did not last year. I think it gives us the best chance to do that.”
The 27 year old Sale is 74 50 in his career with a 3.00 ERA, but has never pitched in the postseason.
Before last season, Dombrowski plucked lefty cheap David Price jersey off the free agent list and added bullpen strength by acquiring closer cheap Craig Kimbrel jersey.
The Red Sox jerseys captured the AL East title in 2016, but were swept in three games in the divisional round by the Cleveland Indians jerseys.
Some other things to know before pitchers and catchers report next week:
NEW LOOK: Besides Sale, Boston signed left handed hitting 1B cheap Mitch Moreland jersey to a $5.5 million, one year contract. Though his numbers very, very likely won’t make up for Ortiz (.315, 38 HRs, 127 RBIs), he should add depth and solid defense in place of cheap Hanley Ramirez jersey, who is expected to slide from first to the DH slot vacated by Ortiz’s departure. Moreland won his first career Gold Glove last season, playing with Texas.
The Red Sox jerseys also added bullpen depth by acquiring righthanded, hard throwing set up man cheap Tyler Thornburg jersey from Milwaukee.
ROOKIES TO WATCH: OF cheap Andrew Benintendi jersey came up late last season and gave the club a spark. Playing nearly every day in left field, he hit .295 with two homers and 14 RBIs in 34 games with speed on the bases and defense despite a stint on the disabled list with a knee injury.
First baseman cheap Sam Travis jersey won’t likely make the club this spring. But with the minorleague pool of prospects diminished after Dombrowski unloaded a number to land Sale and Thornburg, the 23 year old will have a chance to get noticed if a spot opens up this season. He’s hit .303 in the minors.
THEY’RE SET: The lineup looks deep from top to bottom. Benintendi or CF Jackie Bradley J r. and veteran 2B cheap Dustin Pedroia jersey should be solid table setters in front of OF cheap Mookie Betts jersey, who was the runner up for AL MVP behind Anaheim’s cheap Mike Trout jersey with a .318 average, 31 homers and 113 RBIs.
Ramirez looked very comfortable in his second season with the Red Sox jerseys, batting .286 with 30 HRs and 111 RBIs.
THEY’RE NOT: The one big question: Is 3B cheap Pablo Sandoval jersey ready to return to the form that enticed the club to sign him to a $95 million, fiveyear contract before 2015? He entered last spring noticeably heavier, but early reports are that he’s in much better shape after his 2016 was cut short by left shoulder surgery.
ON DECK: Price was signed to a $217 million, seven year deal before 2016. Last year, he struggled badly at times and finished 17 9 with a 3.99 ERA, his highest since his first full season. Following one start in July he said: “It’s been terrible. This is hard. Awful.” He’s only 2 8 in his postseason career both wins in relief with a 5.54 ERA.