Realistic Red Sox fans realized that this season was over a long time ago. It certainly hasn’t been the season that most expected following a World Series victory, but, alas, even the best laid plans often go awry.
So what’s needed to right the ship?
The front office has already set the wheels in motion for the offseason, making more than a few deadline deals and signing Rusney Castillo to a long-term deal. A couple more offseason signings or trades and the Sox could be contenders again.
BSI’s own Conor Duffy previewed some potential free agents, so now, let’s take a look at five potential big-name offseason trade targets and what it might take to get a deal done. Keep in mind that these are realistic targets, having all had their names mentioned in trade rumors, so don’t be upset when you don’t see Mike Trout or Miguel Cabrera anywhere on the list.