Boston Red Sox: An Early Breakdown of Their Best Trade Bait

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Boston Red Sox: An Early Breakdown of Their Best Trade Bait
Charles Rex Arbogast

The Boston Red Sox knew repeating as World Series champions in 2014 wouldn’t be an easy task. Through their first 26 games, they're finding out how hard it actually will be.

Manager John Farrell has watched his team struggle to a 12-14 record, good for fourth place in the American League East.

MLB’s regular season is five months long for a reason—this is a marathon, not a sprint. A strong start to the year is helpful, but a slow one won’t doom a team to miss the postseason.

The next month or two is important for the fate of the 2014 Red Sox. We will soon find out whether they’re legitimate contenders or not. The route this team takes in the near future will also determine if any in-season trades happen.

If Boston ends up falling out of contention, which players should they look to deal? Let’s take a look at some early-season trade bait.

 

All player statistics sourced from MLB.com. All contract information sourced from Cot’s Baseball Contracts.

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