With the hype during FA time and possible trades so far what i read about who may a future Red Sox player :
Beltran seems to be the OF the sox mngt. wants to sign. If Ellsbury leaves then beltran is the one i think will be the one to get sign. If the red Sox want some extra speed another base stealer then Rajai Davis a former blue jay that can be a replacment for ellsbury.
McCann rumours are also silent in red sox nation. Salty still wanting multi year deal.
Drew is the best and most stable resign to do first, adding more depth in the middle infield.with a weak bat he can make up with his defense skills.
For the dreaded 1B issues obviously Napoli is the first one to sign. Along with the newest rumour Corey Hart an remended ball player an OF and 1B position player. The long shot 1B player that can be is J. Morneau downfall injury prone.
Hanarahan is also coming off an injured year. Betancourt is what the Sox can use in the pen.
OF Gomes, Nava, Bradley Jr., Victorino, ( Davis or Beltran ) would be a good FA signing.
3B Middlebrooks and Boaegarts so far that is sealed. Once Boegarts owns 3B position then Middlebrooks can be on the trade bubble for any help the sox need during regular season.
SS Sign Drew and Boaegarts to back up.
2B Pedroia ? for a back up
1B Carp and resign Napoli, if can't see if J. Morneau has a affordable price tag.
C Ross and Mccann reuniting would be a good tangent behind the plate.
Not a bad batting line up:
Davis Victorino Peds Papi Napoli Mccann (Middlebrooks/Boaegarts) (Gomes/Nava) Bradley Jr.