To date, the Boston Red Sox have been among the least active teams in baseball this offseason. They've signed outfielder Hunter Renfroe and righty Matt Andriese to low-cost one-year contracts, made a Rule 5 Draft pick (righty Garrett Whitlock), and that's about it. Oh, and they re-hired Alex Cora, though a manager's impact is up for debate.
Boston went 24-36 with a 5.58 ERA in 2020, though there are reasons to believe they will improve just by sticking with incumbents. Eduardo Rodriguez is expected to return from his COVID-19-related heart ailment, Chris Sale is due back from Tommy John surgery at midseason, and middle-of-the-order sluggers like Rafael Devers and J.D. Martinez could have bounce-back seasons.
Another Red Sox hitter who needs a bounce-back season: Andrew Benintendi. The 26-year-old outfielder went 4 for 39 (.103) with 17 strikeouts before a rib injury ended his 2020 season on Aug. 11. Benintendi may not get an opportunity to have a bounce-back season, however. At least not in Boston. Multiple reports indicate he is being discussed in trade talks.
Selling low on a talented player is rarely a good idea -- Benintendi's value is most certainly down following his miserable 2020 and underwhelming (but not truly terrible) 2019 -- though it never hurts to listen either. You never know when someone will offer their Scott Kazmir for your Victor Zambrano. A Benintendi trade may happen fairly soon.