Red Sox made changes to bullpen earlier this week and shipped Matt Burns to Marlins Richard BriarBoston reportedly paid about $5.5 million to facilitate that deal, which is Burns’ biggest since signing a two-year $18.75 million extension in July 2021. It is a testament to the hard work of
The trade came just days after the Sox named Barnes as their destination. The move was recorded as a surprise, even given the instability of the right arm over the past year and a half. The UCONN product has spent his entire career with Red’s Sox since he was a first-round draft pick in 2011.
“It was a complete blind spot,Burns told MassLive’s Chris Cotillo about being dropped from the 40-man roster. While Burns has indicated he has no animosity about his time spent in Boston, he also hinted that he wasn’t enamored with his usage last season. Mostly deployed in low leverage situations. Between May 6th and his 30th he was called his 10th time. Seven of these contests saw the Sox fall behind or lead explosive contests, and Burns was relegated to the sweeping task.
“There were times during the season when I either blew people away or lost games, and unfortunately those were the games I was throwing at that point.” he told Cotillo.The amount of work in the game increased along with the amount of work I was doing to get things back to normal for me. Then my shoulders trembled.Barnes was placed on the injured reserve list with shoulder inflammation retroactively to May 31, and was out of action until early August.
Of course, it was Burns’ response to the struggle that made the high-leverage job gone. He appeared in his 10 games by his May 5 and was tagged with an 8.65 ERA. This came on the heels of him posting a 6.48 in late 2021 and the Sox removing him from their playoff roster. He’s actually done quite well to wrap up the 2022 campaign, finishing the year with a 1.66 ERA in 23 games. Perhaps because their 21.7% strikeout rate in that stretch is still declining, it wasn’t enough to earn a permanent 40-man spot over the winter.
Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chime Bloom has spoken out about the Barnes DFA and the subsequent trade. fenway rundown Podcast with Cotillo yesterday. Bloom said Barnes was traded to Miami becauseAt the time of DFA, we did not expect this to happen., suggesting that an opportunity to make a trade arose after the relief pitcher lost a spot on the roster. He pointed to Brier’s tendency to be weak touches and his previous success in the AL East as a member of the Yankees and Orioles as reasons why he is an attractive front office target.
Briar Adds Second Lefty To Boston Relief Corps, Joins Offseason Signatories Joely RodriguezSocks had a decent amount of sales in that regard. Darwinson Hernandeztransaction Josh Taylor for Adalberto Mondesiand see Matt Strum Departure via free agency.Boston has the following starting pitching prospects Chris Murphy When Brandon Walter Who could theoretically fit into that mix after securing a 40-man roster spot.
James Paxton Another southpaw on the roster. He has only appeared in six MLB games over the last three seasons due to an arm injury. This sparked speculation about the possibility of seeing relief action as a means for veterans to gradually build up their innings. Bloom didn’t outright deny it, but warned that it might not be wise for a pitcher who has started all 137 games of his career.
“Add the variable of asking him to do something because at the stage of his career he’s been in, he’s been through it medically as much as he’s been through What you don’t actually do is something you have to think long and hard about before you do‘ Bloom told Cotilo. “I’m not ruling it out, but it should be taken into account”
Boston baseball operations leaders also objected to the possibility of using a young right-hander blayan bello Outside the bullpen, his “The limits of being a really good starterBloom said Boston was “creatively“Early in the season we will manage the workload, but the team has made it clear that they still see Vero’s future as a starter. Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic similarly wrote that there were no move considerations. I’m here. Nick Pivetta to the bullpen. During the trio Chris Saleoff-season subscribers Corey Kluber rotation transformation of Garrett Whitlockthings seem to be trending tanner hook It is safe for the coming season.