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Red Sox Fans, Brace Yourselves! Massive Potential Move in the Works!

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With the MLB Winter Meetings just around the corner, the hot stove activity may experience a lull until then, but history suggests surprises might come sooner. The Reds recently inked Nick Martinez, emphasizing the brisk pace of pitcher signings compared to position players.

Moving on to Thursday’s updates, attention is on the Boston Red Sox, who are reportedly determined to make a significant move this offseason. Whether it’s pursuing Shohei Ohtani or another impactful player, the Red Sox are eager to shake things up. The competition for Ohtani is fierce, with the Dodgers leading, but other teams like the Rangers and Cubs are also in the mix. If not Ohtani, the Red Sox might target starting pitchers Yoshinobu Yamamoto or Blake Snell in free agency, or explore trades for players like Juan Soto, Tyler Glasnow, Dylan Cease, or Shane Bieber.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Twins are actively seeking to fill the void left by Sonny Gray’s departure, aiming to bolster their starting rotation. With Kenta Maeda also gone, the Twins plan to pursue at least one starting pitcher in the offseason. The current rotation includes promising names like Pablo LΓ³pez, Joe Ryan, Bailey Ober, Louie Varland, and Chris Paddack, but adding depth remains a priority.

In the midst of these rumors, the Chicago White Sox are contemplating the timing of a potential Dylan Cease trade. Reports suggest they might wait until after notable free-agent starters like Yamamoto and Snell secure deals. This strategy aims to take advantage of teams left in need after missing out on frontline starters, potentially driving up Cease’s trade value. Despite Cease’s 4.58 ERA last season, his impressive 2022 performance has piqued interest, making him a valuable asset under team control for two more seasons. The White Sox could opt to keep him if no favorable deals materialize, possibly revisiting trade talks closer to the deadline.

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