Boston Red Sox: Who on the Roster is a Tradeable Commodity This Offseason?

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This group of players are ones which the Red Sox have no intention of moving, but if another team is in love with the player and offers more than value, the Red Sox should not hesitate to make the move.

If Vazquez is healthy he is immediately the best option for the backup catcher spot. He is a plus-level defender behind the plate. If his rifle-arm recovers from Tommy John surgery he should be adequate offensively and make Ryan Hanigan expendable. He is not a great hitter, but his performance with the Sox in late 2014 showed he is capable of backing up Swihart.

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Bradley and Shaw still have a lot to prove in Boston. Bradley could be the best outfield defender in the league if he can hit enough in the majors. He flashed surprising power and finished with an impressive .832 OPS this season. Shaw is a 25-year-old first baseman who will work on his versatility learning to play third base this winter. Shaw showed surprising power hitting 13 home runs in just 226 at bats and had an .822 OPS.

Brock Holt is the perfect utility player, being able to play both the infield and outfield and not be a liability defensively at any position. He is a solid hitter with a .349 OBP and had a .727 OPS. In the role he is in, he is worth keeping.

Tazawa proved once and for all that he is not a closer. What he can do is serve as the seventh inning setup arm and is a cheap option in a role he has thrived in for a few years. Ross is a similar average bullpen arm. Miley is a perfectly adequate fourth starter and in that role at his cost ($6 million per season) he is a good fit in Boston as a back-end starting pitcher.

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