The Boston Red Sox are stuck in third place with no change in sight. With the Trade Deadline approaching, they need to make moves to better their roster.
At 34-33 on the season, the Boston Red Sox are a shadow of their former selves. Much of the team that raised the Commissioner’s Trophy in October remain on this roster but the results have been much different. With each passing game, the time to improve the team and make a run to the postseason is slipping away.
The biggest issue that is holding Boston back from reaching their potential is the pitching. Yes, the lack of runs can be frustrating at times but for the season their Runs Scored is in the top 5 of the MLB. The problem lies with the pitching that has been allowing nearly just as many runs cross the plate.
So to me, the big focus as the trade deadline approaches needs to be placed on the bullpen and trying to plug the holes in the ship. There aren’t many options in the farm system as the Red Sox have depleted a lot of prospects over the years or have already tapped into them on the main roster.
There are pieces that can be moved between the main roster and minors especially when it comes to deals expiring at the end of this season. So who can the Red Sox part with, in attempts to strengthen the overall roster?