On the one hand, the Sox have won 16 of 19 games in July, and are still awaiting the return of star pitchers Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz. On the other hand, players like Carlos Beltran, Ubaldo Jimenez, Carlos Quentin, Rich Harden, Hiroki Kuroda and Tyler Clippard are on the trading block.
So, what should the Red Sox do?
Like most things in life, the answer is not so black and white. Boston does have its issues, but they are fighting through injuries and pitching inconsistencies while remaining in first place of an extremely tough American League East.
Let's go through a few of the potential deals and decide, individually, whether it is something the Red Sox pursue. How could we possibly make such a permanent statement of "yes" or "no" in deciding whether Boston should make a move.
In the week before the MLB trade deadline, every deal has a chance.
*Trade Rumors were found at MLBTradeRumors.com.