Nov. 25, 2014
Red Sox Make Huge Splash, Sign Sandoval, Ramirez
The Boston Red Sox are starting the 2014 MLB hot stove season with a bang. The Red Sox have signed both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval to huge contracts. The Red Sox are now instant favorites to win the World Series in 2015.
It was reported late Friday Night that Boston offed Sandoval a five-year deal worth $95. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported Monday morning that his contract is around $100 million. Meanwhile, Ramirez is flying to Boston to wrap up talks on his contract offer reported to be a five-year deal worth $95 million.
I love these signings for several reasons. Sandoval will improve a 3rd base position that has been in dire need of an upgrade. Sandoval also has huge numbers in the postseason. A .344 batting average, six home runs and 20 RBI in 39 postseason games is the reason why Boston can win the World Series in 2015. Just think of him and Ortiz in the same lineup. That my friends will be a scary duo come April!
Ramirez on the hand has told management that he can play several positions other than shortstop. There’s a good chance that he will play outfield next season. Aside from all that, Ramirez is a career .300 hitter who has power and can produce runs. This season, he posted a .283 batting average with 13 home runs, 71 RBI, 35 doubles and 14 stolen bases.
I might of said that Boston is a instant favorite to win the World Series in 2015, but it doesn’t mean that they will win it all. Even though there is truth to that, Boston has the roster that can get to the postseason. The additions of Sandoval and Ramirez are just the step in the right direction.