In a city like Boston, it's often the obscure, scrappy, Swiss army knife-type players that the fans adore. Boston Red Sox utility man Brock Holt is exactly that type of player.
And much to delight of Sox fans everywhere, Holt is more than eager to spend the rest of his career in the city that loves him so dearly.
In a recent interview with Boston sports radio station WEEI, Holt, who will be a free agent at the end of the 2019 season, said, "I would love to play here forever. That's what I want to do." But he acknowledged that they'll have bigger fish to fry, such as Chris Sale and Xander Bogaerts.
An All-Star with the Red Sox in 2015, Holt is coming of a solid year in which he posted a .774 OPS in 321 at-bats serving as a platoon second baseman. In the postseason, he made history by becoming the first player to ever hit for the cycle in a playoff game.
His time in Boston has been tumultuous to say the least, but on the whole, positive. After struggling with vertigo in 2017, Holt's 2018 bounce-back campaign was a welcome surprise for a Red Sox team that finished with a franchise-record 108 wins and a World Series win.
Staying with the team for life would mean just as much for Holt as it would for the fans.