It’s time for Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and his team of executives in the front office to start fielding calls and working the phones, as it’s officially trade season.
The Red Sox have some time before the July 31 trade deadline and appear to be buyers at the moment. It will be interesting to see what Cherington has up his sleeve this summer. Last summer, as many remember, Boston pulled off a major haul, trading some lucrative contracts to the Dodgers.
Will the Red Sox be part of any blockbuster deals this season?
Boston currently holds a 4.5-game lead in the American League East, and with all four teams still in contention, it’s essential Cherington fixes the organization’s problems in order to make the postseason. Calling up prospects isn’t going to be enough. The Red Sox must acquire a few players before the deadline.
Cherington and the front office should be very busy as the deadline approaches. As news breaks from Fenway Park, this tracker will be updated with everything you need to know. Rumors will be posted on a daily basis, and any trades that happen will be analyzed and graded. Be sure to follow along in the upcoming weeks.