3 players the Boston Red Sox should move on from to save their season

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I would like to start this piece by apologizing for serving as a potential jinx to the Red Sox. In my last piece, I talked about how the city of Boston needed the Red Sox to have a successful season, and the Red Sox decided to immediately lose their series with the Reds and struggle against the Rays. Perhaps I weighed the team down with expectations that were too lofty with that piece, and in an effort to take any sort of bad vibes away from the Red Sox, I shall throw myself on the sword for this team and take the blame. With that being said, let's talk about how this Red Sox team can save themselves.

The Boston Red Sox are hurtling towards a potential breaking point in the season. As of writing, the Red Sox sit at 30-29, which is good enough for last place in the AL East, a few games behind the 4th place Toronto Blue Jays and slipping further out of contention recently, dropping 5 of their last 7 contests.

The offense outside of Alex Verdugo and Masataka Yoshida hasn't been anything to write home about, the pitching can never seem to marry a good starting performance with solid bullpen work, and the defense continues to come up with ways to embarrass themselves. There have been some clear weak spots in the lineup (I know we still have Trevor Story and Adam Duvall coming back, but bear with me), and I think it's time for the Red Sox to consider moving on from a few of these guys while they can.