The Red Sox have been busy quietly since being eliminated by the Astros in the ALCS. Kyle Schwarber, Danny Santana, Travis Shaw, Adam Ottavino, Eduardo Rodriguez, and Hansel Robles all elected for free agency. Matin Perez and Garrett Richards did the same, which were the two most disappointed pitchers in the roster.

During the 2021 MLB preseason, the Boston Red Sox were predicted to finish fourth in the American League (AL) East Division as a rebuilding year. They were projected to be a 79-83 record. With Chris Sale out because of Tommy John's surgery recovery, all eyes depended on J.D. Martinez to make a comeback for his terrible 2020 pandemic season. The...