The Milwaukee Brewers designated Brock Holt for assignment on Saturday, and Red Sox fans are clamoring for Chaim Bloom to bring back their hero. Sorry, not so fast.
Yes, I know what Brock Holt means to the city of Boston. He was the big personality in the clubhouse among the 2018 World Series Championship team and he’s known for hitting a cycle against the New York Yankees in the ALDS.
But bringing him back this season wouldn’t be the best decision for the organization for one main reason.
Holt might halt the Red Sox plan towards winning
The Red Sox have lost double the amount of times than they’ve won and manager Ron Roenicke has said the team will just go out and try to have fun this year–meaning the season is over.
They just started their fire sale by trading Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree to the Phillies so bringing Holt in would be counter productive.
If Holt was signed and came back to Boston and played well, then it would make it even harder for the Red Sox to get the #1 pick in the 2021 Draft. And Vanderbilt starter Kumar Rocker seems to be the consensus #1 pick, which is the main area of need that the Red Sox are looking to strengthen and he could be the next Pedro Martinez in Boston if they’re able to draft him.
Yes, I would like to see Brock Holt in a Red Sox uniform but the season is over and the Sox are sellers so why would they halt their plan to sign Holt when there isn’t even fans in the stands?
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