Red Sox: 3 players Boston should’ve moved at the Trade Deadline
The Red Sox were busy at the Trade Deadline, but were the busy enough?
Coming into this year’s Trade Deadline we all knew that things were going to be a bit different. With teams only having a month to evaluate the talent they had on the roster in real-game situations, it was going to be difficult to make some deals before 4 pm on August 31st. The Red Sox, however, were able to get things done and Chaim Bloom had what looks like a successful first trade window in Boston.
Had the Sox been in a better position in the standings, things may have looked vastly different ahead of Monday’s deadline. But since they’re scraping the absolute bottom of the barrel and a number one pick is looking like a reality, they were selling machines. This is the reason we saw Mitch Moreland and Kevin Pillar sent away to lovely West Coast teams. Bloom didn’t just ship em off though, he got some great prospects for Moreland and the return for Pillar is said to be strong as well.
It was clear what his approach was going to be as the Red Sox have a large number of veteran players who would become free agents at the end of this year. Bloom’s goal was to get what he could in return for as many players as he could that may be leaving for greener pastures come wintertime.
Despite achieving this goal with a few players, there are still some on the roster that should’ve been moved to new locations. Let’s get a look at who I feel are the Top-3 that should’ve made their ways elsewhere.