The Boston Red Sox are a team that is hard to read right now. They play in an impossibly hard AL East Division where they are already in trouble because of how good the division is and how bad they have been. Even the Chicago White Sox managed to sweep them a couple of weekends ago.
They have a lot of talented players on their roster who have had championship success with them in the past. One of those players is shortstop Xander Bogaerts. He is playing in the final year of his current contract and the rumors have been going strong.
FanSided dot com listed the White Sox as one of the teams that could be in the mix for Bogaerts as long as he is willing to change positions. That would just need to be for 2022 as he is probably looking to get paid like the elite shortstop that he is.
The White Sox certainly don’t need to stay committed to Leury Garcia or Josh Harrison at second base as an upgrade would make them an even better team for the rest of the season. If they pulled off a trade like this, they would be good enough to compete in the AL pennant race.
If he was willing to play second base, the White Sox would love Xander Bogaerts.
Of course, this is highly unlikely as the Red Sox still may want to extend him. However, if he isn’t extended by the deadline, they might look to ship him off to at least get something for him. These are three trades that they might be able to make: