It's been a quiet offseason for the Red Sox. And that's an understatement.
In the wake of their World Series win last October, the Red Sox have made exactly two major league transactions -- re-signing both first baseman Steve Pearce and righthander Nathan Eovaldi.
That's it. End of story.
There have been a handful of minor league deals, but when it comes to the major league roster, the changes are minimal. In fact, the two signings are really "changes,'' but rather, the return of two players who were acquired by the Red Sox during the 2018 season.
Of course, the Red Sox' roster is a talented one, good enough to win 108 games during the regular season and another 11 in October. The same starting rotation and the entire lineup will return, virtually guaranteeing the Sox will contend again in 2019.
But how does that set up the Sox when it comes to the other playoff teams from a year ago. We take a look at the other four teams from the 2018 A.L. postseason and see how the Sox compare.
NEW YORK YANKEES
ADDITIONS: RP Zach Britton; RP Adam Ottavino; SP James Paxton; SP J.A. Happ; SP CCSabathia; INF Troy Tulowitzki; INF D.J. LeMahieu. LOSSES: INF Neil Walker; OF Andrew McCutchen; SP Lance Lynn; SP Sonny Gray; RP DavidRobertson BETTER, SAME OR WORSE: Better.