2. Bobby Dalbec
The Red Sox may be toast, but at least they’re giving Dalbec another chance.
The popular slugger showed flashes of greatness in 2020 and 2021, only to fall apart offensively in 2022. He was replaced at first base by Triston Casas and never got his job back, spending most of 2023 in Triple-A.
He got called back up in mid-September and has been making the most of it, hitting safely in five of six games since his promotion. These will probably be his final days in Boston, however, as he’s a good bet to get traded this offseason.
With so many DH-types already on their roster, the Red Sox just don’t have room for Dalbec. He’s too good for Triple-A and would have more value for another team, making him a perfect trade candidate.
Boston owes it to him to send him somewhere he can play rather than wasting his talent as organizational depth.