Red Sox: Two unlikely players have made the difference

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 1: Eduardo Nunez
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 1: Eduardo Nunez /
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BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 5: Dave Dombrowski (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 5: Dave Dombrowski (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images) /

Red Sox consider options VIA trade

When rumors began to swirl that the Red Sox were in the hunt for another infielder, the first name mentioned was Martin Prado of the Marlins. The Sox opted to go in a different direction with Devers waiting in the wings. Another deterrent was his salary due in both in 2018 at $13.5 million and $15 million for the 2019 season. There was still a need for an infielder with several players no longer playing for Boston. Not having that depth could prove costly come October.

More rumors were circulating around the Red Sox allegedly wanting to pick up Mike Moustakas from Kansas City. The Royals were looking like they were down and out at first. Suddenly, with other teams not playing their best and the Royals on fire, they became a contender once again and were no longer fielding offers for their power hitter. Moose would have served multiple uses for the team.

Still, no solution to one of the major problems for the boys in Beantown. Devers in his first game went 0-for-4 and while I’m sure he was a little nervous, there are never any guarantees for anyone playing in the show. Who were the Sox going to get? A lot of players were suddenly getting pulled from the list of trade possibilities.