Xander Bogaerts is calling the Red Sox front office about postponements of trade deadlines
The Boston Red Sox made some odd moves at the close this year, and All-Star shortstop Xander Bogaerts called them out.
That Boston Red Sox has taken some steps that many people outside the organization question, and with good reason.
They traded for Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer, Reds outfielder Tommy Pham and acquired catcher Reese McGuire from the White Sox. But they also traded helper Jake Diekman for the Chicago White Sox and their main catcher Christian Vazquez for their rival, the Houston Astros.
In other words, they decided to both buy and sell… which confused people, including their shortstop Xander Bogaerts.
Xander Bogaerts isn’t happy with the Red Sox’s front office
Xander Bogaerts spoke to the media, including Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globeand he didn’t mince his words.
He was asked if the moves made him question the organization’s direction.
“The ones for Vázqy, I mean if you ask me yes,” said Bogaerts. “Nobody saw that coming. You’ve obviously seen a lot of stuff come out, but it doesn’t take effect until it actually happens. And obviously Diekman went to the White Sox, so two pieces went out and nothing came in. So the first train went out, then (the next train was) in.”
At least the Red Sox made some moves while the Baltimore Orioles, ahead of the Red Sox overall, actually decided to sell. They traded Jorgé Lopez closer to the Minnesota Twins for prospect and first baseman/outfielder Trey Mancini to the aforementioned Astros.
The Red Sox have an uphill battle for the remainder of the season as they are 52-52 and bottom in the American League East. While Pham and Hosmer are additions and even improvements, the moves weren’t big ones and the other moves (like Vázquez’s) could end up hurting the clubhouse.
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