Outside of the Philadelphia Phillies, few teams have more tradeable assets than the Boston Red Sox. Given that, it’s expected that they’ll be selling off some of their high-priced talents like staring pitcher Jake Peavy, who doesn’t seem to have much of a future in Beantown.
But just because the Red Sox will be ‘selling’ doesn’t mean they’re not interested in buying either.
While they do sit at a very unimpressive 47-54, good for last place in the American League East, they’re still just 8.5 games out of first place and will likely be in contention next season. Given that, they’re also open to be buyers come the deadline.
Whatever they do, Boston Red Sox president Larry Lucchino says he expects the team to be active come the trade deadline.
“I don’t think it’s a binary process, I don’t think you’re either one or the other, you may see some moves that take place and some other moves that do not take place,” Lucchino said, continuing: “We’ve never been in this position in our 13 years. We have never been in a position where we haven’t been anything but aggressive buyers because we’ve always, even in the catastrophic years of 2011-12, we were well over .500 at this stage of the season, so this is relatively new to us. … I do think that we will be active. … We’re always active.”
It’s difficult to speculate as to what the Boston Red Sox’s plan is or who they’ll be looking to trade considering there are so many different options, but it sounds like it’s going to be a busy few days for the front office.
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