Jul 31, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitterDavid Ortiz
(34) waits at home plate for first basemanMike Napoli
(12) after hitting a two run home run during the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
The 2015 MLB non-waiver trade deadline has come and past and unlike last season the Red Sox remained very quiet. Rumors were swirling around the league that the sox would trade off several pieces that were key contributors to their 2013 World Series run.
The Red Sox needed to make moves this past trade deadline, not only to get rid of players that were not helping, but to also start thinking more into the future. Clearly this team has several needs that were not addressed this past offseason, but a couple moves at the deadline could have made up for those once lost opportunities.
Following the deadline General Manager Ben Cherington told the media that the front office did have talks with other teams, but they are willing to take further action in the offseason.
“We talked about a lot of stuff. Big, small, in between. In the end, didn’t find enough compelling to do much. It just didn’t come our way. But thought we had a really productive week nonetheless. Got a lot of information. We know a lot more about what may or may not be in play for us going forward in the offseason,” Cherington said.
There you go Red Sox fans, Cherington came out and said that he is anticipating the team to make moves following the season. However, moves still should have been made and with that here are 5 players the Red Sox should have traded during this non-waiver trade deadline.
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