The Boston Red Sox main weakness in the 2018 World Series run was its bullpen. They covered it up in the postseason by using starters out of the bullpen. Then, in the offseason, Craig Kimbrel and Joe Kelly did not return to the Red Sox. Dave Dombrowski chose not to help the depleted bullpen. Because of this neglect, the Red Sox didn’t have a chance to use starters as relievers as they didn’t make the postseason. Hopefully, Chaim Bloom will learn from Dombrowski’s 2019 failures.
Lacking a closer and quality depth, Alex Cora could use some reinforcements.