The Boston Red Sox are on the brink of either being a World Series contender or experiencing a complete collapse, like 2006.
Team defense has been an ongoing issue.
Last night, Julio Lugo was unable to knock down a ball, which led to a run and a frazzled Brad Penny. Penny followed that up with a 93 MPH meatball that Ian Kinsler took over the wall for a 4-0 Texas lead.
The Rangers went on to win 5-1.
There has been talk of trading Penny, putting David Ortiz on the DL, trading for a Hanley Ramirez, and so on and so forth.
Without putting a massive dent into the farm system, here are eight ways the Sox can effectively right the ship and take home their third title in six years.
Here's a look.