After a historically-great season in Red Sox franchise history in 2018, Boston fell short of lofty expectations this year and now faces an offseason of hard decisions.

On their way to a fourth World Series title in the last fifteen years, the Red Sox won a franchise record 108 games in the regular season before storming their way through the postseason. Many of the same names returned from that championship squad, but the bullpen dug an early season hole that proved to be too difficult to climb out and Boston missed the playoffs, more than ten games behind the Yankees and Rays in the AL East.

After the dismissal of Dave Dombrowski, ownership made it known it would like to reduce payroll and team president Sam Kennedy was quoted as saying it will be difficult to keep both J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts. So, how will the Red Sox handle this winter of decisions that could impact the franchise for years to come? Sean McAdam from Boston Sports Journal (bostonsportsjournal.com) joined Big Board Sports to break it down.