10 Reasons Red Sox Were Wise Not to Make Massive Deal at Trade Deadline

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10 Reasons Red Sox Were Wise Not to Make Massive Deal at Trade Deadline
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GM Ben Cherington and the Red Sox were quiet at the July 31st MLB trade deadline.

Last week’s July 31 MLB trade deadline came and went without a major deal from the Boston Red Sox, an unusual show of restraint from a team known for making a splash.

Given their current situation, though, it was a wise decision.

GM Ben Cherington told ESPN Boston’s Joe McDonald that the Sox “just didn't find something bold that made sense for us” and instead elected to make two relatively minor moves.

The Sox shored up their bullpen by acquiring left-handed reliever Craig Breslow from Arizona and shipped formerly-heralded prospect Lars Anderson to Cleveland. Beyond that, though, all was quiet on Yawkey Way.

While the Sox have traditionally used the deadline as an occasion to make big changes, they were wise to hold off this year. Here are 10 reasons why:

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