- The Boston Red Sox have made the postseason only once in the last five years.
- Rafael Devers signed a 10-year, $313 million extension earlier this year.
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Boston Red Sox star Rafael Devers criticized the team’s ownership and management’s efforts, or lack thereof, to rebuild the roster this offseason.
The third baseman spoke poorly after being asked if he was disappointed by his offseason activity. This came after the Red Sox front office said they intend to spend money on renewing their roster.
“But they (Red Sox owners) need to make an adjustment to help us players be in a better position to win,” Devers said. The Athletic, speaking through an interpreter. “Everyone in this organization wants to win, and we as players want to win, and I think they need to make an adjustment to help us win.”
‘Everyone knows what we need. You know what we need and they know what we need. It’s just some things I can’t say. I’m not allowed.’
Devers is heading into his first season since signing a 10-year, $313 million contract in January. Having signed for the next decade, Devers unabashedly expressed his frustration with the team.
Boston Red Sox star Rafael Devers opens up about his owner’s lack of offseason moves
Devers’ criticism comes after the board said they would spend money renewing the roster.
Boston has missed the playoffs the last two years, with a record of 78-84 in both seasons.
Devers is entering the first season of his ten-year, $313 million contract he signed in January.
The Red Sox have missed the playoffs the last two years, with a record of 78-84 in both seasons. In the last five years, Boston has only made the postseason once.
Last season, they went 3-7 in their final ten games and fell to the bottom of the American League East.
Their struggles have led the Red Sox to part ways with several star players as they try to begin the rebuilding process. Still, Devers criticized the owners for his lack of ambition in building a competitive team.
“It’s right at the end of the year, when you come home early and you know that you had the opportunity to be in the race or compete to make the playoffs and they don’t give you the push or the help that you needed, that the team needed at that time Of course, it’s going to hurt,” he added.
The Red Sox will open their season on March 28 with three consecutive West Coast series. They will first visit the Seattle Mariners before heading south to Oakland to face the A’s and Los Angeles to face the Angels.