Red Sox offseason overview - with the Boston Globe's Gordon Edes
Loretta at the end of the season rated his chances of returning at 50-50, and with the Mets already appearing to show considerable interest and the Sox hoping to break in Pedroia, chances are he’ll be moving on. He’ll be 36 next August, his OBP of .345 was the lowest since he became an everyday player, and he has lost a step in the field, so there are reasons for the Sox to move on. But he made just four errors in 639 chances and produced 181 hits, which is why he’ll be in some demand.
Loretta continued
Loretta at the end of the season rated his chances of returning at 50-50, and with the Mets already appearing to show considerable interest and the Sox hoping to break in Pedroia, chances are he’ll be moving on. He’ll be 36 next August, his OBP of .345 was the lowest since he became an everyday player, and he has lost a step in the field, so there are reasons for the Sox to move on. But he made just four errors in 639 chances and produced 181 hits, which is why he’ll be in some demand.
(Globe Staff Photo / John Bohn)