3 Red Sox on the Naughty List (& 2 on the Nice List) This Christmas

After an underwhelming 2023 MLB season, find out where these five Boston Red Sox personnel fall on Santa Claus' Naughty and Nice Lists this Christmas.
Trevor Story is one of three Red Sox on the Naughty List this Christmas.
Trevor Story is one of three Red Sox on the Naughty List this Christmas. / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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Naughty List #3: John Henry

While he isn't a player, Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry more than deserves to end up on the Naughty List.

Henry's behavior has frustrated Red Sox fans for quite some time, but tension certainly increased throughout the 2023 campaign. The 74-year-old caught the ire of the fanbase for multiple reasons, ranging from his acting like the fans weren't booing him at the NHL Winter Classic to his inability to see that Boston fans are dying for a competitive baseball club.

The Red Sox faithful hoped for a busy offseason after another missed playoff appearance, but that hasn't been the case. While the LA Dodgers signed Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto and even the rival Yankees traded for Juan Soto, Boston has done absolutely nothing to establish itself as a legitimate World Series destination.

Yes, the Red Sox traded for outfielder Tyler O'Neill and he should be a solid contributor if he remains healthy, but the 28-year-old Canadian hardly moves the needle alone when it comes to a World Series pursuit. Other than that deal, Boston has kept quiet.

Henry must open up his pockets if he wants management to put together a threatening roster. If not, Red Sox fans will likely be forced to sit through another lost campaign.