The Boston Red Sox are already really good. They own the best record in the league and are basically the team that no one wants to play against right now. If you were to call them the prohibitive favorite to win the 2018 World Series, you wouldn’t find many people protesting right now.
However, that does not mean the team is perfect or that the organization doesn’t see areas they can improve. Second base is a place where the team can make an upgrade for example especially with the health of Dustin Pedroia in question as it has been for a while. Well, they just added another quality piece to help with that problem.
Ian Kinsler to the Red Sox first reported by @Ken_Rosenthal. Kinsler's offensive numbers are down, but still a higher WAR this season than every Sox position player except Betts, Benintendi, Martinez and Bogaerts. And he has an .859 OPS since May 28.— Chad Jennings (@chadjennings22) July 31, 2018
Ian Kinsler isn’t the offensive force that he was earlier in his career anymore, but he is still a fine player and will be a marked improvement over what the Red Sox have been running out at second base in 2018. No word yet on what the Angels are getting in return.
Kinsler is slashing .239/.304/.406 with 13 home runs in 2018 and he has accumulated 2.5 rWAR along the way.