​Once David Ortiz retired, the Red Sox knew they had one huge hole to fill. 


And they had a perfect opportunity to fill that hole with Edwin Encarnacion being a free agent last offseason. 


However, they passed on him, put Hanley Ramirez at DH, and signed Mitch Moreland to play first base.


That was a big mistake by the Sox.

​​This person understands. 


Hanley Ramirez and Mitch Moreland were not terrible, but they certainly weren't Edwin Encarnacion and nowhere near Big Papi. Encarnacion has six straight seasons of 30-plus home runs and the Red Sox could have certainly used that.


Instead, they are going to watch him hit long bombs for a few more years in Cleveland. 


Ouch. 


The worst part is that he was very affordable. He signed a three-year deal worth $60 million and has an option for 2020. 


This one is going to hurt for a long time, but the Red Sox will never admit it.