Boston should spark trade talks for Trent Grisham

Boston should spark trade talks for Trent Grisham

Has been a disappointing offseason for the Boston Red Sox so far. How can Chaim Bloom redeem himself after losing top free agents Xander Bogaerts and Nathan Eovaldi?

Well, the Red Sox’s chief baseball officer could start by acquiring young and established talent via trades. There is a possibility San Diego Padres outfielder Trent Grisham who is his name on the business blog for

“The Padres are considering unloading Ha-Seong Kim or Trent Grisham to make room for Bogaerts to take over at shortstop, a move that would likely require Tatis to take on a more permanent role in the outfield.”

Ironically, it’s the Padres’ signing of Bogaerts that has the team hearing offers for Grisham, who is coming off an offseason offensively, but did get his second Gold Glove. Although he hit just .184, his 17 homers show he has some pop in his bat and a change of scenery could at least bring him back to the plate, especially playing half of his games at Fenway Park.

Trent Grisham would give the Red Sox defense, depth and potential at the plate

While this wouldn’t be the move the team needs, it could be one of those smaller moves that Bloom makes that really develops as the season goes on. Considering the team was close to Andrew Benintendi, the team finds themselves with an outfielder who would add defensive reliability to the outfield and provide another left-handed option at the plate.

To get Grisham, the Red Sox may have to part with a starting pitcher, which they can’t afford right now unless find a way to re-sign Michael Wacha or bring in another in front of the middle of the rotation pitcher. That could make a starter like Nick Pivetta expendable if the team relies on the health of Chris Sale and James Paxton, who are projected starters.

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If it will cost more than that or top pitching prospects, Bloom may avoid a potential deal unless the Red Sox feel Grisham would be a good fit in a field field of Masataka Yoshida, Enrique Hernández and Alex Verdugo. The acquisition and outfielder like Grisham would give the team some insurance in case Yoshida struggles in his first season in Major League Baseball.

Another positive is that the Red Sox could use Hernandez at second base if Trevor Story makes the switch to shortstop. So there are some upsides to a potential deal. But as always, the Boston Red Sox will have competition as the Florida Marlins, Texas Rangers, Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies are rumored to be interested.

You can never too count on the New York Yankees.

In conclusion, with his youth, defense and upside, Trent Grisham is the type of player that Bloom should have a lot of interest in, especially if the Boston Red Sox intend to trade Verdugo at some point this season on or before the MLB trade deadline.

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