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5 Powerhouse Pitchers the Red Sox Must Lock Down After Yoshinobu Yamamoto Slip-Up



“Red Sox’s Miss on Yoshinobu Yamamoto: 5 Pitching Aces They Must Secure for 2024!”

This offseason, the Red Sox aimed to bolster their pitching roster without attaching themselves to players with qualifying offers. Despite losing out on Yoshinobu Yamamoto, who signed with the Dodgers, Boston is eyeing alternative options to fortify their rotation.

1. Shota Imanaga: A more affordable and experienced choice at 30, Imanaga brings impressive stats from Japan, including a 2.66 ERA, 10.6 K/9, and 1.4 BB/9. His World Baseball Classic success adds to his appeal.

2. Jordan Montgomery: With ties to Boston and no qualifying offer from the champions, Montgomery delivered a stellar 2023 season with a 3.56 FIP and 4.3 fWAR. His potential partnership with rising star Brayan Bello could be a game-changer.

3. Marcus Stroman: Despite little buzz, Stroman’s proven track record without a qualifying offer makes him a logical choice. His ground ball rate aligns with Boston’s strategy, presenting an ideal fit.

4. Brandon Woodruff: While a risk due to limited 2023 innings, Woodruff’s previous seasons showcase top-of-the-rotation potential. His non-tendered status offers leverage for Boston to secure him on favorable terms.

5. Dylan Cease: Trading for Cease may require parting with prospects, but the 27-year-old presents a compelling option. With a solid 2023 campaign, he offers both talent and durability, making him a strategic acquisition for the Red Sox.