File this under “least surprising announcements by a Major League GM, ever”:
I’ll give you a moment to clean up the coffee you no doubt just spewed across your office or kitchen in pure, unadulterated shock.
Epstein believes that his team is far from an acceptable finished product, and although pretty much all baseball fans outside of the Boston-New York circle of perpetual competitiveness would disagree, it seems that the Red Sox will, once again, be potential buyers for some of the biggest names available at the trade deadline.
An outfielder, specifically a right fielder, certainly ranks high on the Sox wish list, directly behind a time machine that could be used to go back and undo the John Lackey and Daisuke Matsuzaka contracts, their very own Dr. Frankenstein to bring J.D. Drew back to life, and a new set of hamstrings for Carl Crawford.
On that note, here are five players Boston could pursue to solidify their outfield…