3 Red Sox Craig Breslow Should Trade After Hiring

3 Red Sox players that Craig Breslow should trade this offseason.
3 Red Sox players that Craig Breslow should trade this offseason. / Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Bobby Dalbec

Another player Breslow should ship out of town is Bobby Dalbec.

Unlike Verdugo, Dalbec is by all accounts a great teammate and a cosummate professional. The problem with him is that his performance has never quite measured up and the Red Sox have nowhere to play him.

Dalbec showed promise early on in his career after debuting in 2020, flashing legitimate power with 33 home runs and 94 RBIs in 156 games over his first two seasons combined. Unfortunately, the league figured him out and exploited his swing-and-miss tendencies (career 35.9% strikeout rate), causing his OPS to plummet every year.

Dalbec lost his starting first base job to Triston Casas and spent most of 2023 in Triple-A, where he dominated the weaker competition with 33 homers, 79 RBIs, 18 steals and a .938 OPS in 114 games.

Boston doesn't have room for him, but another team might. Dalbec is in his prime at 28 years old and still has the potential to figure things out if he gets steady at-bats somewhere else.

Dalbec doesn't have a ton of trade value right now, but getting anything for him at this point is better than keeping him around as a seldom-used bench bat or organizational depth.