The Red Sox made a pair of large signings earlier this offseason for free agents Hanley Ramirez, and Pablo Sandoval. The signings amounted to a $178 million dollar value and a potential $39 million in options. To many people signing both of these players does not make sense because the current plan is to move Hanley Ramirez to the outfield that already has Yoenis Cespedes, Rusney Castillo, Shane Victorino, Mookie Betts, Daniel Nava, and Jackie Bradley Jr. The first thing to think about in evaluating these signings is a simple projection and a look at wether or not these to players can earn their worth.
This Projection has Sandoval, and Ramirez earning a combined 34.9 WAR on their contracts (without option years). Considering the $5 million per WAR point earned by hitters these players value is a combined $174.5 million just $3.5 million short of what they will actually earn. With the fact that they fall just short of earning their worth and the Red Sox do not need another outfielder in my opinion these deals were not great moves for the Red Sox future.