The Trade Deadline in the world of baseball will give you so many trades that you lose track. This now makes two trades for the Red Sox within the last week, three total if you include the Steve Pearce trade. So far, the Red Sox have been pretty successful with their acquisitions of Pearce and Eovaldi, and now they may have acquired the biggest name in a few years deadline wise. Ian Kinsler is on his way to Boston to become the second baseman for what you can expect to be the rest of this season, meaning that Dustin Pedroia is not coming back any time soon. Kinsler, 36, has forever been a phenomenal fielder and a great hitter. While his usual offensive numbers are down this season, he still has been a solid player per usual for a player like him.
Per Evan Drelich, the Sox received Kinsler and cash for minor leaguer Ps William Jerez and Ty Buttrey. This deal was one that can only help their team, considering the money and the fact that Kinsler has ranked as the second best defensive second baseman in all of baseball this season.
This trade is a great move by Boston, especially with Kinsler being as hot as he has been all season. Even if his .239 Batting Average isn’t lighting the world on fire, he still is able to display power and the ability to swipe a bag every now and then. As he goes to a team with all the talent that the Red Sox has, he should mesh real nicely and hopefully help the Red Sox move forward in their hopes to getting back to the World Series for the first time in years. Brock Holt should head back to being a solid bench player, while Nunez fills in for Devers at third base for the time being.
If Kinsler can manage to remain with that OPS, this is a big win for a Trade Deadline deal.
So what do you think? Was this a good move? OR do you think the Sox should have looked elsewhere?
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