How has the rest of the AL East addressed roster holes this offseason?

We know what the Blue Jays have - and haven't - done this offseason. What about their rivals?

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Boston Red Sox

After another last place finish in the AL East, the Red Sox opted for something new, and fired General Manager Chaim Bloom. His replacement would be the Chicago Cubs Assistant General Manager Craig Breslow. The Red Sox have been active, bringing in Isaiah Campbell, Cooper Criswell, Tyler O'Neill, Vaughn Grissom, and Lucas Giolito. The players shipped out of Boston were Luis Urias, Alex Verdugo, and one-time ace Chris Sale.

Campbell and Criswell are bullpen additions that raise the floor of Boston as middle leverage relievers, and the cost of obtaining them was fairly minimal. O'Neill has an All-Star-level ceiling, but with health concerns and hasn't been able to find consistency since 2021. Grissom is a young, offense-first second baseman, potentially giving Boston a middle infielder for many years to come. Lastly, Giolito is a pitcher who has gone from one of the top arms in the league to just a reclamation project. He still possesses good K rates, and could possibly get back to his old form with Red Sox coaching.

The Red Sox have been doing well getting players, with good ceilings in need of a bouncebback season, but they still need more. Their pitching staff is missing that top of the line arm to help propel them into a competitive position, and while names like Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Aaron Nola are off the market, it's not too late for them to find the ace that they desperately need. The gap isn't extremely far between Boston and the other division rivals, especially compared to other 5th place teams. Continuing to plug the right holes could send Boston on the rise, and have the AL East outlook be much different from how it currently stands.