Best teams to rebuild in MLB The Show 20 franchise mode

Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros and Jose Altuve #27 (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros and Jose Altuve #27 (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /
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Boston Red Sox v New York Mets
Andrew Benintendi #16, Kevin Pillar #5 and Alex Verdugo #99 – Boston Red Sox (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /

Boston Red Sox

Doesn’t it seem like the Red Sox are always World Series contender or rebuild with albatross contracts? Right now, the Red Sox are in an interesting spot. They’re good enough to compete with the top teams, but they don’t stand a realistic chance at making the playoffs (don’t come at me Sox fans, please).

Big contracts include SP Chris Sale (4 years $116M), LF J.D. Martinez (3 years $66M), SS Xander Bogaerts (7 years $140M) and SP Nathan Eovaldi (3 years $51M). Jackie Bradley Jr., Mitch Moreland and Dustin Pedroia are also on one year $10+ million deals. The first three of these players are rated 90, 90, 85. That can fetch quite a few good players. But you have options. Xander Bogaerts is only 27. You just need to decide if he’s worth $20M a year in your rebuild.

The Red Sox are also in a nice spot with prospects and young, talented players. There’s not a lot going on with Pitchers, so you’ll have to get a few in your trades, but position players are kind of stacked. There are two mid-70s OVR players in their mid-20s at second base. Third base features Rafael Devers (23-years-old and A potential at an 84 OVR), Michael Chavis (24-years-old and B potential at a 76 OVR), and Triston Casas (20-years-old at 67 OVR with A potential. All three of those players can play 3B and 1B, so you have some flexibility.

The Sox (sorry… Sawx), also have two nice, young outfields in Alex Verdugo and Andrew Benintendi. If you can grab a 2B and some starting pitchers in these trades, while keeping Xander Bogaerts, that’s a nice core you can build around.