This morning, the New York Yankees reunited with a familiar face, signing veteran right-hander Tommy Kahnle to a two-year contract worth $11.5 million.
The 33-year-old had missed a decent chunk of time recovering from injuries, but returned to form with the Los Angeles Dodgers, posting a 2.84 ERA in 13 games and 12.2 innings of work.
According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, there was another team that was close to signing Kahnle, but was outbid at the last second.
Sox were “very close” on Kahnle per source. I know you’ve heard that before. Be nice to the messenger in the replies. There’s no ice cream here https://t.co/p7CgnsfnfO
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 6, 2022
Red Sox Whiff Again
So far, the 2022-23 offseason has been a bust for the Red Sox.
For a team that has been so hit or miss over the past several years and finished at the bottom of the AL East in 2022, this one certainly hurts.
At this point, Red Sox fans are growing accustomed to it, but that doesn’t mean that fans are happy about it.
In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
After a surprise run to the ALCS in 2021, the Sox regressed in 2022, finishing with just 78 wins during the regular season.
There is still a chance that the Red Sox could retain Xander Bogaerts in free agency, but in the event that he walks, the number of times they’ve been outbid on other free agents will haunt them.
There are fortunately still several notable free agents on the market, but Red Sox fans are sick and tired of the team being outbid.NEXT: Red Sox Analyst Sums Up Why Fans Are So Mad