MLB's annual winter meetings are currently underway in Nashville right now, presenting a big opportunity for new Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Craig Breslow to get some face time with fellow execs.
With all of the majors' decision-makers in once place, that makes this situation ripe for deals considering the ease of contact.
As Brelow looks for ways to improve this roster, he's made it clear to the rest of the league there's a type of player he's willing to trade this offseason.
Red Sox Rumors: Breslow Speaks on Trade Options
Breslow told reporters he's going to be "as aggressive as we can possibly be to fill the rotation." With the Red Sox and just about every other major league team looking for top-end pitching, however, he knows it won't come cheap. As a result, he's "willing to give up position player capital" in the form of highly rated prospects to make that dream happen.
This just shows the pressure Breslow is putting on himself to turn things around in Boston. As a first-time GM, he could opt to take things slow and rock the bed too much. Instead, he's already talking about shaking up the farm system in order to make additions to the MLB club.
It's great to see Breslow zeroed in on one of the Red Sox's biggest needs and show no major hesitancy when it comes to price. Too many times teams capable of contending don't want to part with the assets to make big-impact deals, and they suffer the consequences.
Now it remains to be seen if Breslow backs up his talk. The Red Sox have already made it known they're out of the Shohei Ohtani race, putting one huge target off the table.
However, there's free agents like Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Jordan Montgomery available on the market, while a number of starters under contract like Tyler Glasnow, Corbin Burnes and Shane Bieber could all be on the move via trade this offseason.
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