There was some hope that the former All-Star Trevor Story would bounce back in 2023, but now it appears he might not even suit up for the season. The Red Sox aren't making that call yet and Story's surgery wasn't the Tommy John variety so potentially he could be back at some point in the second half of the season.
Sox could have signed Devers & Xander last offseason for less than they ended up paying Story & Devers.
I never understand why the Red Sox prefer to invest in other teams' former stars over keeping their own that have proven they can succeed in Boston.
Chaim Bloom on the Trevor Story timeline: “While ramping up throwing, Trevor experienced pain in his elbow. This was just before Christmas. … It was not something we contemplated at the end of the season.”