Who could be on the chopping block for the Red Sox to trade?

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Going into the 2019 season the Boston Red Sox have a full squad but still need to make moves. This means they’ll have to use some players as collateral to get what they want. But who should be in the discussion?

So here we are Fenway Faithful, days away from not only a new calendar year but a fresh campaign for the Red Sox. We all want 2019 to bring the same amount of success that we saw in 2018, but we’ll need to move some pieces to do so. Looking at the current roster there aren’t many that could get moved but if Dave Dombrowski is creative, he can make some magic happen.

If you ask any member of the Red Sox Nation what Boston needs to fix going into the next season I’m sure you’d mostly hear about the bullpen. And I wouldn’t disagree. The bullpen was our biggest weakness all season as on any given night they could be in shambles. So I’m definitely with everyone on that front, we have to bolster the bullpen.

We’ve got a major question mark with second base as well going into 2019. The health of Dustin Pedroia has been one of the biggest mysteries next to the Bermuda Triangle and the Loch Ness Monster. There doesn’t seem to be a set plan in place if Pedroia goes down again, at least that any of us have ever heard. So this is another major part of the puzzle we need to think about.

So with the roster maxed out at the 40-man limit, who has to go? It’s tough to get rid of a player on your favorite team. But this is a business and we’re in the business of winning. So who gets the ax?