Boston Red Sox: Intriguing Non-Tender Targets

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Sep 8, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor (36) pitches during the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Juan Nicasio, RP

The Dodgers non-tendered Juan Nicasio who is a talented relief pitcher with some nice upside. Nicasio walks too many batters, but has an extremely live arm and a huge strikeout rate. He could be a bit of an under-the-radar bullpen addition for the Red Sox. There is certainly some nice upside in his right arm.

Greg Holland, RP

The Royals non-tendered Greg Holland, who has been one of the premier closers in baseball the last few years. Holland has been a major part of the Royals’ dominant bullpen, but he suffered an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery in September.

Holland will not be ready to go until 2017, but he could return to his dominant ways quickly. Teams will undoubtedly be considering signing Holland to a two-or-three year deal. Pay for his rebab in 2016, and hopefully benefit from it in 2017 and beyond. Certainly an interesting option, and something I think the Red Sox should be considering.

Mike Minor, SP

Mike Minor has had some nice success in the past, but is still recovering from a shoulder injury from 2014. He is a mid-rotation flyer who certainly has some upside as a 27-year-old left-handed starting pitcher with past success. Would be nothing more than a flyer here, but I imagine Minor could be signed on a minor league deal. No risk for nice upside, why not?

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