The Boston Red Sox have weathered the storm that was the first half of the season and should keep the core together at the trade deadline.
Despite battling numerous injuries to key players the Red Sox have plugged in replacements and maintained one of the better offenses in the American League.
The starting rotation has kept the team from going on any major runs, but there is too much talent on the team to think that this will continue.
With the bulk of the starters back in the lineup the Red Sox are set for a strong second half.
Here are five reasons why the Red Sox should blow up their core at the trade deadline.