Boston Red Sox: 3 starting pitchers that could be signed in free agency

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The Boston Red Sox are most likely going to have an eventful offseason on their hands. After massively exceeding expectations in the 2021 season and making it all the way to the American League Championship Series, this team has once again announced themselves as a legit World Series contender. Now it’s time to patch up some holes this offseason, and make another run for a title next season.

One of those holes from the past season was clearly starting pitching. The team has a very solid duo of Chris Sale and Nathan Eovaldi leading the way, but afterwards there are a lot of question marks. The back end of the rotation, namely Garrett Richards and Martin Perez, flamed out midway through the season, so it’s probably a good idea to try to bring in another guy or two this offseason to avoid something like that happening again next season.

The Sox also have a big question mark in the form of Eduardo Rodriguez right now, as they made a qualifying offer to him this past weekend. Typically players don’t accept the qualifying offer, but Rodriguez might actually want to, as he might not get as much more money on the open market. If he ends up accepting the offer, that significantly reduces what the Red Sox can do in free agency this offseason.

If Rodriguez doesn’t accept the qualifying offer, it’s safe to assume he will be moving on. Fortunately for the Boston Red Sox and their fans, there are tons of other quality starters available on the free agent market this offseason. Let’s take a look at three starting pitchers the Red Sox could look to pursue in free agency this offseason.