Red Sox insider shares how team misses Andrew Benintendi

Andrew Benintendi #18 of the New York Yankees chases through his eighth inning RBI infield single against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on July 29, 2022 in New York City.
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Before the 2021 season, Boston Red Sox did a business.

He sent the starting outfielder Andrew Benintendi In a deal for the Kansas City Royals in February that also included the New York Mets.

he received outfielder Franchise Cordero and pitcher Josh WinkowskiAlso the names of three players will be taken later.

If you’re a fan of the Red Sox or if you’ve seen Cordero hit (or field), you probably don’t need us to tell you that making this deal was a mistake.

Red Sox insider Pete Abraham summed up this horrific tradeoff in his most recent tweet.

“Andrew Benintendi returns to Fenway Park tonight for the first time since 2020. He is worth 4.7 bWAR since traded. Players got the Sox back in return: minus 0.6,” he said via Twitter.

Benintendi had a great season to rebuild the Royals in 2021, with .766 OPS and 1.8 wins above replacement.

He’s been even better in 2022, splitting time with the Royals and their new team: the Red Sox’s arch-rival.

Red Sox fans now have to see Benintendi in pinstripes

Yes: The New York Yankees acquired Benintendi ahead of the deadline in exchange for prospects.

In 2022 ‘Benny’ has given 2.1 war.

Winckowski has been serviceable at times, but Cordero hasn’t.

As a result, the Red Sox’s return for that deal has been a net negative; At least till now.

This is probably one of those transactions that General Manager Chaim Bloom would like to return if given the opportunity.

it happens sometimes.

However, to say that the Benintendi trade didn’t hurt the Red Sox’s long-term outlook would be a lie.

If that weren’t enough, Red Sox fans will have to see Benintendi, a player who helped the team win the 2018 World Series, wearing a Yankee uniform.

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