Following their World Series win, the Red Sox are back to the drawing board when it comes to diving in to the free-agent market.
Recently signed by the New York Mets to a four-year, $60 million contract was a center fielder who the Red Sox showed an early interest in during the early weeks of the off-season. Curtis Granderson, who told the media Tuesday afternoon that the Sox showed a great interest in his services, but had decided to sign with the Mets.
“We did, early on, right after they ended up winning the World Series, ironically. You’d think they’d celebrate for a little bit."
"There were some initial talks right there. Then, as soon as [Jacoby] Ellsbury ended up signing, there were more. They decided they wanted to go with Jackie Bradley, who’s obviously a great individual and is going to go out there and do some great things for them. They had some other moves they wanted to go ahead and take care of first.”
Ellsbury left the Red Sox this off-season and signed a seven-year, $153 million contract with none other than Boston's greatest rival. This but Red Sox manager, John Farrell, in an interesting situation. He could either go hunting for a new starting center fielder or he could look no further than his bench.
As of right now, the starting center fielder for the Red Sox in the 2014 season is Jackie Bradley Jr.
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