Is this goodbye for Sandy Leon?

Is this goodbye for Sandy Leon?

This is one of those days you just wish never had to come, but we can't dance around reality any longer...

So everyone knows the Red Sox have some free agents this offseason -- and by everyone I even mean people who live in North Korea and Antarctica and other places you wouldn't expect. But what gets overlooked -- especially by people in New Zealand -- is that Sandy Leon will be among these free agent ballplayers....

So what are the Red Sox to do about this situation? Leon has been a member of the organization since 2015 and has shown he is a capable defender while his bat lags, hitting under .200 in each of the past two seasons.

This past season, he earned $2.475 million as a member of the team. Although he cleared waivers at the start of the season (because no one wanted to pay him that much money to be their backup catcher), the team had to bring him back up because Blake Swihart turned out to be not much of a ballplayer...

In his career, Leon has a 4.3 dWAR (defensive wins above replacement) but sadly, it might be time to move on from this one. Although his competent defense is a nice thing to have in a backup catcher, so is someone who is not so much of a liability at the plate.

Obviously, the Red Sox are not trying to spend a lot of money in places they don't have to next season, so it will be interesting to see what their options look like behind the plate. If Leon could play for the league minimum, or close to it, the team bringing him back wouldn't be a shock. However, if they want a World Series title maybe they look for an upgrade on the cheaper side of things.

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