The Red Sox have won the World Series once, and finished last twice, in Ben Cherington's three years as GM. His aim: Becoming successful every season.
The Braves may make Jason Heyward available, and he'd seem to be a natural fit for the Red Sox. But there's reason to pause.
The Red Sox no doubt hoped the Reds would make free agent-to-be Johnny Cueto available, but sources indicate Cincinnati isn't going to entertain offers for the standout right-hander.
ESPNBoston reports that a "well-connected baseball executive" predicts the Red Sox will bring back their former ace as a free agent.