Boston Red Sox Rumors: Team reportedly interested in Kyle Schwarber

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 12: Kyle Schwarber
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 12: Kyle Schwarber /

The Boston Red Sox have yet to make an offseason acquisition, but that could change very soon. One of the players on their radar is Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber.

Up until now the Boston Red Sox have been an offseason disappointment. They didn’t get Giancarlo Stanton, they didn’t get Shohei Ohtani, and they haven’t signed any free agents.

Now, Red Sox nation finally has something we can sink our teeth into. It may just be a far-fetched scenario, but it’s a delicious one to imagine coming to fruition.

According to ESPN’s Scott Lauber, the Red Sox are interested in trading for Kyle Schwarber. Schwarber played outfield with the Cubs but could easily fill our 1B/DH slot.

Have you ever seen Kyle Schwarber hit a ball?


Well I suggest that you go onto YouTube and look up his 2017 home run video. Here, I’ll even hyperlink it for you guys to save you some effort. Please watch it though, it’s nothing short of incredible and it will help you understand why Schwarber’s so special.

I’m not exaggerating when I say the ball comes off of Schwarber’s bat differently. He’s not like Aaron Judge or Giancarlo Stanton who force the ball out with brute strength and an uppercut.

The reason Schwarber hits the ball so hard is because his bat gets on plane as earlier than anyone in the MLB. His bat stays in the hitting zone for a long time, which allows him to barrel balls up to all fields. Also, his kinetic chain has no breaks in it. His swing is smooth from the moment he starts until his follow through.

It’s this beautiful swing that’s led him to hit balls that may still be in orbit today. Schwarber’s hit balls clean out of Wrigley Field, over the bridge in right center at Citi Field, and way out of PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

In 2017, Schwarber didn’t have the best year in terms of average. He batted .211, just north of the Mendoza line, but made up for it with 30 home runs in just 129 games.

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Considering he’s only 24 years old and still developing, it’s not crazy to think that Schwarber can be a perennial .250, 40 bomb guy.

It makes sense that the Red Sox would be interested in him. His power speaks for itself, and that’s exactly what the Sox need right now.

This guy has a lot of potential. A LOT. I’ll be perfectly honest with you all and disclose that I have no clue what a potential trade would look like, but it would be worth it.

Schwarber would quickly become a fan favorite in Boston and he would pose a serious threat to Ted Williams’ longest home run record. That one seat’s been painted red for a long time… isn’t it time for someone to send a ball past that marker?

Unfortunately, this may be nothing more than interest. Theo Epstein is a big fan of Kyle Schwarber, so it’s likely he won’t be traded.

But if he is, we’ll have that power we’ve been looking for and we’ll still have space for a big free agent signing. Count me in.

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I can’t wait to see what Dave Dombrowski has up his sleeve for the Winter Meetings. Fingers crossed Schwarber is one of our first acquisitions.