Reality is, the Sox likely won’t acquire more than two or three players through free agency. Especially in the midst of a rebuild where they are entering a year without their future ace in Michael Kopech. Hahn and the front office are likely not in a rush to add anyone. However, the services of some of the players I listed could present more value than just skill. Experience in a clubhouse is crucial, especially with such a young team.
Could the Sox acquire any of the players listed? Likely. Could they really acquire Machado? I personally don’t think it’s out of the question. However, regardless of who the Sox add, lose, or trade, we must do what we have been doing since 2013 as fans, trust in Hahn. He knows what he’s doing, he has shown that, and he has a plan. So enjoy the last few games of the World Series, because once the offseason hits it is business. Once it is here, just sit back, relax, and strap it down, because Hahn has got this.