Boston began the year with five outfielders on its roster: Shane Victorino, Jonny Gomes, Daniel Nava, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Grady Sizemore.
It looked pretty good on paper, but so far these five players are batting a combined .219 (161-for-734).
Brock Holt has recently added some life to the outfield, hitting .400 in 25 at-bats since moving there, but they need more pop out there than that.
Any outfielder they might consider attainable would have to possess good speed and power to help Boston's plight immediately. The Red Sox have stolen only 24 bases this year, the third-lowest total in MLB. Their 63 percent success rate (24-of-38) also ranks third from the bottom.
Another problem has been that Boston has a total of just 50 home runs this season—only four other clubs have fewer.
There have been quite a few hints given that the Red Sox were taking good long looks at the Dodger outfielders, such as Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp.
Eric is a contributing writer since 2013 and a true Overseas Fan of the Boston Red Sox living in the Netherlands. He's spent years on baseball fields around the world pitching. His weekends are now spent helping the next generations of pitchers to find their passion and love for the sport. More articles by Eric: https://www.redsoxlife.com/search/label/ericschabell