2015 Red Sox: From Worst to First to Worst to First?

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Have a Busy Offseason

Sep 1, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder

Giancarlo Stanton

(27) connects for a solo home run during the first inning against the New York Mets at Marlins Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

For the 2015 season to be a success, and for the Red Sox to have any chance at winning their eighth World Series Championship, the roster will have to look different than it did this season.

Chairmen Tom Werner, in a recent interview with WEEI, hinted at a potential offseason spending spree to vault the Red Sox, saying “I wouldn’t say that we have limitless money, but we’ve got a lot of money to spend and we’re determined to go into the free agent market and improve the team,”

The Red sox are not at all an organization in turmoil. Far from it, actually. They are actually a couple key additions from once again competing deep into the post season.

The man that should top Boston’s Christmas list this offseason should be Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who is once again having a monster offensive season, hitting for a .288 average with 37 home runs and 105 RBI.

Stanton would absolutely pepper the Green Monster at Fenway, and with the infamous Jeff Loria still in charge of the Marlins, it is unlikely that Miami will likely shell out the money to re-sign their star slugger.

Out of all of the teams in Major League Baseball, the Red Sox have the treasure trove of prospects and major league pieces to acquire Stanton, and they should not be afraid to do so.

Next, the Boston front office should re-visit their old friend Jon Lester, who has been public about his upcoming free agency, his love for the Red Sox and the city of Boston, and how a pay cut to play for a team of his choosing would be a possibility.

Lester would, once again, be the ace for the Boston staff, which is something that they are severely lacking right now.

Shelling out the money for Lester will please the fan base, and once again give the Red Sox a stopper that they can count on every five games.

One more option could be former Red Sox superstar prospect Hanley Ramirez, who currently plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but will be a free agent after the season, and would fill a gaping hole at third base.

It seems far-fetched, but the Red Sox seemed poised for a big offseason in order to propel themselves back into contention