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Red Sox made a mistake tendering CF Jackie Bradley Jr. a contract

Per MLB Trade Rumors, Jackie Bradley Jr. is set to earn about $11 million in the upcoming 2020 season for the Boston Red Sox. He is a candidate to be traded as he also appeared fourth on the MLB Trade Rumors top 25 trade candidates.

The Red Sox seem interested in dealing the center fielder, but there is a lot of risk when it comes to trading him. Let’s go over a few of the reasons why tendering Bradley a contract was the wrong decision.

Payroll flexibility

It is well documented that the Red Sox have a goal to cut payroll for this upcoming 2020 season.