Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett are among the players that will step it up in the second half of the regular season.
The first 86 games were average at best for the Boston Red Sox. At the All Star break, the 43-43 record is tied for worst in the AL East with the Toronto Blue Jays and 9 1/2 back behind the division-leading New York Yankees.
With that being said, the Red Sox still have plenty of time to get the job done to make a postseason run. All that really needs to happen is for the 25-man roster to get healthy and for the starting pitching to turn it around with a strong second half.