3 Moves the Red Sox Should Make To Fix Their Starting Rotation

By Dan O'Shea
League Championship Series - Boston Red Sox v Houston Astros - Game Three
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The Boston Red Sox were one of the favorites to win the World Series to start the season, but it's not looking great so far this season. The Red Sox have started off slow and are sitting at 2-6, thanks in part to their pitching staff. Boston's starters currently have an ERA of 9.08, the worst in baseball.

In order to turn this ship around, here are three moves Boston should make to fix their starting rotation.

3. Sign Edwin Jackson

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Edwin Jackson may be getting up there in age, but don't forget about the success he had last season. The 35-year old had an 3.33 ERA in 17 starts with a 6-3 record for the Oakland A's in 2018. Out of players who had more than 10 starts for Boston last season, he would've been behind just Nathan Eovaldi and Chris Sale in ERA. Imagine what his record would look like if he had an offense like Boston behind him.

2. Trade for Marcus Stroman

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The 27-year old might cost Boston a pretty penny and would hurt their farm system, but Marcus Stroman would set Boston up with another talented arm for the team's inevitable playoff push. You'd think the Blue Jays wouldn't want to part ways with a pitcher who has shown signs of promise, but it looks like they're in full sell mode. They've already traded Kevin Pillar and Kendrys Morales and should have no problem building for the future while sending Stroman to their division foe.

1. Sign Dallas Keuchel

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This is the most obvious move for Boston. How often can you get a former Cy Young Award winner in April without trading players within your farm system? Dallas Keuchel is looking for a long-term deal, but the clock is ticking on the 2019 season. Keuchel can sign a one-year deal, receive support from one of the best lineups in baseball and then hit the free-agent market once again next offseason with another quality season under his belt. Signing Keuchel seems like a no-brainer.


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