Now that third baseman Rafael Devers has been promoted to the big leagues, who should the Boston Red Sox target at the trade deadline?
The Boston Red Sox find themselves in an interesting position, as the end of the month approaches. General Manager, Dave Dombrowski, recently decided to call up blue-chip prospect, Rafael Devers. Devers is the #1 rated prospect in the Red Sox system, #12 in all of baseball. This promotion has allowed us to have a glimpse into the market.
Devers’ promotion could mean one of two things for the Sox organization. 1) It could mean that the front office believes that Devers is not only the long-term answer at third, but also for this season. 2) It could show that Dombrowski is clearly underwhelmed by the current state of the market.
It is possible that the front office doesn’t see the right deal, or even that rival GM’s are trying to raise their prices. Since the Sox farm system has been depleted over the past few seasons, they aren’t inclined to trade away their blue-chip guys.
There is no clear-cut path for the Red Sox heading into the trade deadline, but for now, we know that the Rafael Devers era is about to begin.
Let’s take a look at some possible trades that Dealin’ Dave could pull off.