#3 Who plays third base?
Matt Davidson appears the apparent starter but there are a number of unsigned free agents including Mike Moustakas. What will the team choose to do? Yolmer Sanchez could also get a look here if he has a solid spring and warrants a starting role, which would send Davidson into the DH role. The decision of who plays third base is a key one. Add a capable power hitter to a lineup that includes Jose Abreu, Avisail Garcia, Yoan Moncada, Nicky Delmonico, Tim Anderson, and Welington Castillo – and you have one heck of an offense. I will not be surprised if the team signs Moustakas, moves Davidson to designated hitter and uses Sanchez in a utility role.
ANSWER – Davidson is the guy. Sanchez is a viable alternative, allowing Davidson to slip over to DH duty as the team desires. He crushed the ball, tied for the team in home runs with four and led all MLB with 19 RBIs this spring. From a business perspective, it seems the Sox didn’t need to spend any money on any of the available free agents like the guy in K.C. who re-signed for a measly one-year deal at $6.5M and laundry service.