The best thing you can say is the Sox seem to have a lot of options. Payroll has been freed up. You've really only got two bad contracts on this team now (Dunn, Danks the older). Last offseason, Hahn was somewhat handcuffed in what he could do. There was just way too much money tied up in a handful of players. That's not the case any longer thanks to what I thought were some pretty good midseason deals. The players who needed to be dealt were dealt.
We did have several younger players make some strides this year: Sale, Quintana, Santiago, Semien, Johnson, Webb, Petricka. A. Garcia is a huge pickup. I think he's a future cornerstone. L. Garcia might be able to help us too.
No. 1 on my wish list is a new catcher. Boy, did the Sox bungle that situation this year. Gotta get some help from outside the organization there.
JB's attendance record:
2004: 14-5; 2005: 16-8; 2006: 19-10; 2007: 8-12; 2008: 15-7; 2009: 6-13; 2010: 12-11; 2011: 9-8; 2012: 11-7; 2013: 8-9; 2014: 7-9; 2015: 10-10; 2016: 13-9. Total: 148-118.
Next game: Oct. 2 vs. Minnesota
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