Red Sox win third straight, trade deadline looms

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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8/1 vs Detroit: Save 26% and offer $115 for 5-star seats (List price: $155.12)

8/2 vs Minnesota: Save 26% and offer $28 for 2-star seats (List price: $38.36)
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8/4 vs Minnesota: Save 32% and offer $43 for 3-star seats (List price: $62.82)
8/5 vs Minnesota: Save 11% and offer $138 for 5-star seats (List price: $155.09)

8/6 vs Texas: Save 34% and offer $25 for 2-star seats (List price: $38.36)
8/7 vs Texas: Save 29% and offer $45 for 3-star seats (List price: $62.82)
8/8 vs Texas: Save 13% and offer $100 for 4-star seats (List price: $115.09)

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Celtics Eastern Conference Finals Ticket Trends

Below is some deal info for games 3 & 4 back in Boston:

Game 3:

  • 2600+ tickets available with price starting at $157.
  • There are currently over 400 seats available for less than $200, all located in the 300’s. These tickets range from 15% to 28% below market average.
  • In the 100’s levels prices start at $288. There are currently 60+ 100 level seats available for $400 or less. These tickets are selling from 28% to 46% below market average.
  • Club Level seats start at $456, 34% below market average. Over 20 available for $550 or less

Game 4:

  • Also 2600+ tickets available with prices starting at $155.
  • Over 350 seats are available for less than $200, once again all of them located in the 300’s, 70+ are located in the 300’s Center — these tickets are selling from 4% to 46% below market average.
  • 100-level seats start at $298, with 50+ available for $360 or less, ranging from 33% to 42% below market value.
  • Club Level seats start at $440, 39% below market average. Over 20 available for $600 or less.

Ticketing trends for Celtics/Sixers Game 7

  • 2800+ tickets still available starting at $101.
  • 50+ available for less than $110. 250+ avail for less than $120. All 300 Level seats. Tickets in this price range are between 8% and 44% below market average. 
  • In the 100’s prices start at $173. 35+ for $200 or less. 34% and 56% below market avg.

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Red Sox/Cubs – Below Average Prices?

There has been quite a bit of talk this week about the demand for tickets for this weekend’s Red Sox/Cubs series at Fenway Park. (Yes, the first time the Cubs have been to Fenway since 1918, if you hadn’t heard already.)

But from this analysis, the average ticket price for this series is actually below the average price this season.

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