Takeaway from the GM Meetings: Red Sox are open to anything

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Takeaway from the GM Meetings: Red Sox are open to anything
Takeaway from the GM Meetings: Red Sox are open to anything

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Four days in a fancy desert resort came and went without the Red Sox making major league transactions, but there was a clear takeaway: The roster-building efforts of the Red Sox will be very different entering 2020. Two enormous factors play into that. First, their hope to scale back payroll means that after three offseasons defined largely by targeted additions that left most of the roster unaltered, they are very much open on trading core contributors. Second, the arrival of chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom has changed completely the needs-based approach of roster-building. Over the previous four offseasons, the Red Sox' roster-building was mostly dictated by holes. After

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