The Boston Red Sox have been relatively quiet so far this trade season. While other teams like the New York Mets and Colorado Rockies are actively shopping players, the Sox seem content to wait things out. Perhaps by doing this, they'll be able to land a target at the end of the deadline for less than he's worth.
Boston's needs are no secret. J.D. Drew is a noted failure in right field, and Josh Reddick is streaky and doesn't hit lefties well. The starting rotation can't seem to stay healthy, and the bullpen can always use help.
Though it often seems like ESPN creates stories just to keep a fresh cycle of content, their insiders surely have reliable sources who have heard at least murmurings of trades.
Five days away from the MLB trade deadline, the same names keep popping up as targets for the Boston Red Sox.