With the 2011 MLB Trading Deadline coming up this Sunday, many rumors and speculations have surrounded the first place, Boston Red Sox. Holding one of the best records in baseball, the strong core of the team is, as I said in my column yesterday, intact.
When I set my eyes on several sports news outlets looking to hear the big Boston rumors, I hear names such as Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes, Hunter Pence, and other top names brought up.
Again, I claimed in my previous column that a major deal will not happen and is not necessary. But I do believe Boston will make a move or two in order to bolster the few spots that they need improvement on.
I expect no deal in which some superstar will head to Beantown for half a year and then head to the free agent market at the expense of the farm system.
But selling a few prospects to get a swell rounded addition to the team? Why not?
Today, I will be analyzing some realistic possibilities for potential trade targets to head towards Boston. Theo Epstein works to the most of is ability each and every year at this time to give the team all they need to reach the pennant, and this year shall be no different in terms of effort.
What will be different is the fact that Boston will not headline ESPN with some gigantic deal. The Red Sox do not need that this year, especially with Adrian Gonzalez costing Boston the elite in their farm system.
Who could be on their way to Boston? Let's find out...