Red Sox Linked To Superstar Pitcher With Free Agency About To Heat Up

Red Sox Linked To Superstar Pitcher With Free Agency About To Heat Up

Would the Boston Red Sox go all-in for the most-coveted starting pitcher on the market?

After a few years of modest spending, this winter appears to be an opportune time for Boston to remind the rest of Major League Baseball that it is in fact one of the largest markets in the sport.

The Red Sox reportedly plan on pursuing all big-name starters this offseason and continue to be linked to the best of the best.

“Yoshinobu Yamamoto made a statement for Orix, beating Hanshin 5-1 and forcing Game 7 in the Japan Series,” The New York Post’s Jon Heyman wrote Saturday. “(Yamamoto) has been linked to the Mets, Red Sox, Cubs, Cardinals, Dodgers, Yankees, D-Backs, Tigers, others.”

The Red Sox have been connected to the Japanese ace for quite some time and are expected to be one of the more involved clubs in the upcoming sweepstakes for his services.

While many speculated that Yamamoto could ascend out of Boston’s ideal price range, new chief baseball officer Craig Breslow has generated some optimism.

The former reliever’s front-office tendencies are unknown but his desire to bolster the pitching staff is clear. No single addition would make more of an impact than Yamamoto, a 25-year-old ace.

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