If this off-season were shaping up to be normal, the Sox keeping Perez for <$7m to provide some health and veteran “certainty” in the rotation would be a no brainer. But it looks like it’s going to be a disaster for FAs. Lots of marginal vets aren’t even going to get offers until plans for the 2021 MLB season are more clear. Since no team is going to be trying to build a rotation around Perez, it makes sense to let him go, see what’s out there, try to score a great deal on a better SP, and settle for a Perez type later if need be. I hope the Sox try to sign guys for 1 year plus a team option (or two years on very team friendly deals).