Red Sox: Four AL East trade targets for Boston when the lockout ends
The Red Sox can strengthen their roster while working with rivals
Doing any sort of business with a rival tends to come with some unease but at the end of the day, everyone has the same goal, winning. We’ve seen in the past on plenty of occasions teams within the same division working out deals to better suit their needs for the future. The Red Sox were patient during the boom before the lockout and will likely depend heavily on trades when business re-opens.
If this were any other division in baseball I don’t think this idea would be met with any hesitance, but it’s the AL East, and it’s a damn warzone. Chaim Bloom will need to add more depth to his roster before Opening Day and some of his divisional contemporaries have some pretty shiny toys he could go after.
So, with all that being said, I combed through the 40-man rosters of each of our divisional foes and tried to pick out players that I believe could benefit the Red Sox while also being reasonable trade targets.
You won’t be seeing Aaron Judge or Wander Franco on this list, mainly because I’m not crazy, but you may be surprised with some of my choices. Also, I won’t be saying who we’d be giving up in return as I’m mainly focusing on who I want to bring in and why.
Now that the scene is set, let’s get to the trade shenanigans!