It wasn’t too long ago, just last spring, that Red Sox fans had fantasies of shortstop Jose Iglesias making Ozzie Smith type plays at Fenway Park. After a small battle, Mike Aviles won the starting job out of camp and the fantasy was put on hold.
It seemed only temporary though, a year at the most, before Iglesias would became the everyday shortstop for the Red Sox. It seemed inevitable Red Sox fans would see this kid make their jaws drop with extraordinary play after extraordinary play.
But sometimes the inevitable can be a tricky thing.
A variety of events have transpired since Spring Training that seem to have made Iglesias a suddenly expendable commodity in the Boston Red Sox organization. He has gone from sure-fire shortstop of the future to potential trade bait.
Here are five players who may make Iglesias an expendable trading chip come the trade deadline.