Well, considering that the Red Sox finished below the .500 mark last season, if they have another below .500 season again, then the Red Sox might need to reconsider the current ownership. The current ownership of the Red Sox own two other sports franchises. One being the Pittsburgh Penguins and the other being the NASCAR racing team, RFK Racing, meaning that not all their attention and finances are going towards the Red Sox, which can be a significant problem because Boston is one of the biggest and history-packed sports cities in America, and following all the history comes big expectations that you have to meet.
To begin, the Red Sox made some very questionable trades by trading away Mookie Betts for Alex Verdugo, which hasn’t come close to a significant deal, with Verdugo batting .280, with 11 home runs and a 1.2 war (per Baseball Reference). At the same time, Betts hit 35 home runs with a 6.4 war and finished the year with a .269 average. Another head-scratcher of a trade came last offseason when the Red Sox shipped off Hunter Renfroe to the brewers for former beloved Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradly Jr. JBJ hit for a .203 batting average with 4 home runs and a -0.4 war while Renfroe hit for .255 with 29 home runs, with a 2.7 war. But the thing is, the Red Sox didn’t even finish the season with JBJ by releasing him. But keep in mind this is the same person they traded for and gave up one of their core guys that helped them reach the playoffs. In the topic of giving up one of their core guys that helped them reach the playoffs, let’s talk about them not resigning Kyle Schwarber after he had an insane year with them and led them to the playoffs, which just proves the point that Chailm Bloom, isn’t at fault for the downfall of the Boston Red Sox no the person to blame is John Henry because he has expressed that he has the Red Sox is at the very bottom of his priority list. After all, if he would just sell the Pittsburgh Penguins and the NASCAR racing team, RFK racing, then all of his finances and attention would be directly focused on the Red Sox. Another questionable move they made that had many Red Sox fans wondering, “what is the Red Sox ownership thinking?” And, of course, that move has to be not resigning the beloved shortstop Xander Boagerts, that has been with them ever since 2013, and what really sent many Red Sox fans over the edge was that it was stated that the Red Sox hadn’t made a “competitive offer” to Xander even though they claimed that they were in heavy discussions with the star shortstop (per Bleacher Report). So, in conclusion, the ownership has shown that the Boston Red Sox are not at the top of their concerns and should sell the team if they have another disappointing season.