The Boston Red Sox just got significantly better. Taking a page from the Dodgers and Yankees book, the Red Sox spent over $195 million on two players who both play the left side of the infield. Hanley Ramirez who played shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers the past two seasons and Pablo Sandoval who manned the hot corner in San Francisco have both signed with the Red Sox.

Ramirez is expected to move to the outfield as the Red Sox already have 22-year-old wunderkind, Xander Bogaerts, at short. Boston will most likely need to trade an outfielder in order to make room for Ramirez as they already have Yoenis Cespedes, Rusney Castillo, Mookie Betts, Shane Victorino, Allen Craig and Jackie Bradley Jr.

Ramirez rejected a one-year, $15.3 million offer from the Los Angeles Dodgers to sign with the Red Sox for a reported four-year $88 million deal (with a 5th year option for $22 million). The spending spree did not end there as hours later Boston announced the signing of San Francisco Giants switch-hitting third baseman, Pablo Sandoval.

Sandoval signed a five-year $95 million deal (with a 6th year option for $17 million), to join the team that now has a lethal Latino big three of Ramirez, Ortiz and Sandoval. Sandoval and Ramirez were rivals in the NL West for the past two years and Sandoval known as the “Kung Fu Panda,” won the World Series MVP in 2012 and helped the Giants win their third championship in five years in October.

“It’s exciting for me to be with Hanley and David Ortiz,” said Sandoval on Tuesday. “I want a new challenge. I need a new challenge. I know that I had a great career in San Francisco. But I’m going to have a new one here.”

Ramirez is not entirely unfamiliar with the Red Sox. He came up in the team’s farm system in the early 2000s, and in 2005, was traded to the Florida Marlins in a blockbuster deal for Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell.

“It’s been a while,” said Ramirez about returning to Boston. “I remember ’05 when I got traded I was really upset. Like he said, it worked out for both of us—you guys won a couple of world championships. I haven’t won any but that’s what I’m here for. I’m a new player, I’m a new person.”

On Tuesday, all three players of the new Latino Big Three that are already being touted “The Three Amigos,” posted pictures on Twitter and Instagram.

The Boston Red Sox just got significantly better. Taking a page from the Dodgers and Yankees book, the Red Sox spent over $195 million on two players who both play the left side of the infield. Hanley Ramirez who played shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers the past two seasons and Pablo Sandoval who manned the hot corner in San Francisco have both signed with the Red Sox.

Ramirez is expected to move to the outfield as the Red Sox already have 22-year-old wunderkind, Xander Bogaerts, at short. Boston will most likely need to trade an outfielder in order to make room for Ramirez as they already have Yoenis Cespedes, Rusney Castillo, Mookie Betts, Shane Victorino, Allen Craig and Jackie Bradley Jr.

Ramirez rejected a one-year, $15.3 million offer from the Los Angeles Dodgers to sign with the Red Sox for a reported four-year $88 million deal (with a 5th year option for $22 million). The spending spree did not end there as hours later Boston announced the signing of San Francisco Giants switch-hitting third baseman, Pablo Sandoval. Sandoval signed a five-year $95 million deal (with a 6th year option for $17 million), to join the team that now has a lethal Latino big three of Ramirez, Ortiz and Sandoval. Sandoval and Ramirez were rivals in the NL West for the past two years and Sandoval known as the “Kung Fu Panda,” won the World Series MVP in 2012 and helped the Giants win their third championship in five years in October.

“It’s exciting for me to be with Hanley and David Ortiz,” said Sandoval on Tuesday. “I want a new challenge. I need a new challenge. I know that I had a great career in San Francisco. But I’m going to have a new one here.”

Ramirez is not entirely unfamiliar with the Red Sox. He came up in the team’s farm system in the early 2000s, and in 2005, was traded to the Florida Marlins in a blockbuster deal for Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell.

“It’s been a while,” said Ramirez about returning to Boston. “I remember ’05 when I got traded I was really upset. Like he said, it worked out for both of us—you guys won a couple of world championships. I haven’t won any but that’s what I’m here for. I’m a new player, I’m a new person.”

On Tuesday, all three players of the new Latino Big Three that are already being touted “The Three Amigos,” posted pictures on Twitter and Instagram.

 

Welcome to #RedSoxNation @hanleyramirez13 @kfp48.....bout to give pitcher nightmares!!!

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Nov 11, 2014 at 5:45pm PST