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After last year's colossal meltdown the Boston Red Sox must make the playoffs, or heads are going to roll.
Losing the American League wild card spot last year to the Tampa Bay Rays after having a 99.6 percent chance of reaching the playoffs will most likely never be forgotten, but making it to the post season this year will at least get it off of fans' minds for the meantime.
Currently the Boston Red Sox are 48-48 and stuck in mediocrity. Although now is not the time to push the panic button, something needs to be done soon to get the team rolling.
At the very least Boston needs to make a push for a wild card spot.
The Red Sox are currently in the midst of a blockbuster trade with the Florida Marlins that could be their saving grace. The proposed trade would send left fielder Carl Crawford and a prospect to Florida in exchange for third baseman Hanley Ramirez and pitcher Heath Bell.
This trade would address Boston's pitching, which has been suspect up until this point. Currently the Red Sox are 23rd in the MLB with an ERA of 4.23.