As the Winter Meetings get started down in Orlando, the Red Sox rumor mill is already red hot with USA Today's Bob Nightengale reporting that Jackie Bradley Jr. is available for teams willing to swap a power hitter. In many ways, the news makes perfect sense. The Red Sox have three outfielders capable of playing center field, and Andrew Benintendi — who would presumably take over as the primary option — spent quite a bit of time in center field last season. It was his primary position before he got to the big leagues. The Red Sox have plenty of outfield talent, and they can deal from that position of depth to fill a point of need. Perhaps they give up Bradley's tremendous defense and streaky bat for a more consistent hitter who plays a less thrilling left field.
Report: Red Sox make Jackie Bradley Jr. available in trade talks
Boston Herald | Dec 11