The Red Sox defeated the Tigers 7-3 Monday night at Fenway Park. Clay Buchholz delivered his third straight outstanding performance going eight innings allowing three runs (two earned), on five hits while striking out four. Dustin Pedroia and Will Middlebrooks each hit two-run home runs supplying the Red Sox with all the offense they needed.
Today at 4 p.m marks the Major League Baseball trade deadline and plenty of rumors surrounding the Red Sox have surfaced, particularly surrounding Josh Beckett. Teams reportedly interested in the right-hander are the Dodgers, Braves and Ranges, but many Red Sox insiders have downplayed those reports (Alex Speier gave a good run down of where things stood last night with the team on the trade front).
Today should be more of the same with more rumors being thrown around, with most of them being just that, rumors. In the Twitter age no rumor goes unreported. It is very unlikely that the Red Sox will make a blockbuster move. If a move were to be made, it would be a minor one involving a current role player. Outfielder Ryan Sweeney, who has come up in trade talks, is unlikely to be dealt after punching a wall after grounding out last night. As always in this area and with this team, the trade deadline will be interesting.
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Careful shopping needed in this market– Nick Cafardo looks at the Red Sox’ situation at today’s trade deadline and warns they need to be very careful in any deal they choose to make.
Sox reality check arrives with trade deadline– Gerry Callahan says today’s deadline is a “defining” moment for general manager Ben Cherington and the Red Sox organization.
Odds are against a Sox comeback, but it’s happened before– Tim Britton has although the numbers don’t look promising for the team to make the playoffs, it has happened before.
Clay Buchholz has come a long way– John Tomase has a look at Buchholz’s season, and how there has been a drastic improvement since the first few months of the year.
He’s only getting better– Alex Prewitt says Buchholz is now pitching like the ace of the Red Sox staff.
Dustin Pedroia continues to pull team together– Joe McDonald has Pedroia leading the team both on and off the field of late, and keeping the team close with the trade deadline looming. He also notes Pedroia is getting hot at the plate at the right time.
Pedroia backs up the talk with his bat– Maureen Mullen looks at the Red Sox’ second baseman and how his comments last Friday night may have fired both he and the team up.
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