2. Red Sox could trade for Reds 2B Jonathan India
The Boston Red Sox have been strangely silent so far this winter. But newly appointed Red Sox executive Craig Breslow could make a splash this offseason by acquiring Cincinnati Reds second basemanJonathan India.
Boston's efforts this winter have centered around adding pitching. The Red Sox are said to be engaged in conversations with free agent hurlers Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Jordan Montomgery among others. But that doens't mean that Boston couldn't use a right-handed bat like India.
But India's below-average defense could be a huge detriment to a team like Boston who was tied for the AL lead in errors last season. The Red Sox and Oakland A's both committed a league-leading 102 miscues in 2023.
India's defense has been a cause for concern among Reds fans, and is a big reason why it's very likely that Matt McLain will be Cincinnati's Opening Day second baseman in 2024. If Boston is looking to upgrade its defense this winter, India may not be the best bet.
But let's face it, if any team swings a deal for Jonathan India, they're focus is on his bat. Though India has yet to replicate the success from his rookie season, the potential is there. Being that he's under team control for the next three seasons is very appealing to other clubs as well.