Who will play third base for the Red Sox? Cespedes Family BBQ investigates
The non-waiver Trade Deadline is a crazy time of year. With rumors flying and players changing teams, it can be hard to keep up with everything. The Cespedes Family BBQ boys are here to help you stay on top of it all. See also: the Dodgers, the Orioles, Sonny Gray, the reliever market, the Royals, the Mets outfield, Zack Cozart and Yonder Alonso.
As the Eagles once said, "There's a hole at third base tonight, but don't let there be a hole at third base tomorrow." They must have been singing about the Red Sox because -- holy moly -- do they need a third baseman.
Red Sox third basemen as a unit are last in all of MLB in OPS and second to last in WAR at the position this season. With the Pablo Sandoval experiment officially over, the Red Sox need to figure something out. Could they look to other Giants third baseman Eduardo Nunez, or will they stay within the orgainzation? Are they OK throwing Brock Holt and Devin Marrero out there everyday, will they look to call up top prospect Rafael Devers or is there another option?
We sat down with deadline expert Peter Pachinko to figure out how the Red Sox will patch up the hot corner.