Recent Boston Red Sox rumors have the team selling at the trade deadline and these are a few of the places some of their major chips could land.
Less than a week before the MLB trade deadline and the recent Boston Red Sox rumors point toward the club selling. They happen to have some decent enough pieces to move although we will probably not see a major fire sale where everything is available.
What makes it tough for the Red Sox is that many of the players they may have had an interest in selling are hurt. While this won’t eliminate those players from getting moved, there’s such a great risk for those clubs to use a 40-man roster spot on a guy you’re not so sure will even return or be effective.
But this doesn’t eliminate Red Sox rumors from pointing toward some major deals in the coming days. Who will get traded and where will they end up?
Red Sox rumors: J.D. Martinez should get traded to the Mets
The New York Mets are still hoping to land another bat enough after acquiring Daniel Vogelbach from the Pittsburgh Pirates. He hardly moves the needle the same way J.D. Martinez would. His presence in Flushing would move Vogelbach into more of a pinch-hitting role as Martinez would take over the bulk of the at-bats as the club’s primary DH.
Hitting behind Pete Alonso, Martinez would give the Mets offense a much needed boost. Although he hasn’t hit for much power this season, we have all seen in the past how far and frequently he can hit baseballs. Citi Field isn’t exactly a haven for hitter. However, if you put this slugger into a better lineup and in a pennant race, maybe we see a difference.
There have already been Red Sox rumors about the team looking into acquiring Dominic Smith. More expendable than ever on the Mets roster, he could be one of the parts we expect moved to Beantown.