MLB Trade Rumors: Top 9 Boston Red Sox Targets at the Deadline

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MLB Trade Rumors: Top 9 Boston Red Sox Targets at the Deadline
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We are nearly a third of the way through the season, and a whole lot has happened. It seems like two seasons have already completed in Beantown with very separate results.

In April and the beginning of May, the Red Sox struggled to hit, pitch or do much of anything. New acquisitions Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford bore the brunt of the criticism from the Boston media, and it appeared that the season would spiral out of control after a 2-10 start.

Since then, the Sox have gone 28-13 and have finally begun to validate everyone's preseason predictions. Currently, the Sox sit in first place in the AL East, and things seem a lot brighter. The pitching has come around, the offense is scorching hot and the rest of the American League has a lot to worry about.

With a majority of the season ahead of us, a lot of things can still change. The trade deadline is not until July 31st, but teams are surely scouting everywhere possible to find the player or two to put them over the top. As of now, the Red Sox have few holes, and are likely to be quiet for the most part. However, they could use a piece or two to stay ahead of the hated New York Yankees.

Here are nine players who could don Red Sox uniforms by the end of July.

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