Red Sox Need to Buy at Trade Deadline





The 2015 Red Sox season is over in mid July once again. This makes the Red Sox sellers but do the Red Sox have anything to sell? I think Jared said it best on twitter:

Do the Red Sox have to be sellers? The Red Sox need help for next season. They need pitching and the best way to get pitching for next year is going to be at the trade deadline this year. They must trade for Cole Hamels. How much will they have to give up? It is a given that the Phillies will want at least one guy from the group of Eduardo Rodriguez, Brian Johnson and Henry Owens along with the next tier of prospects to complete the trade. It is desperation time for the Sox. If Hamels gets traded elsewhere the Sox will then have to overpay in the offseason for Johnny Cueto or possibly David Price. Cueto looks like he is on the verge of breaking down and I think he is going to be a disaster for any team that signs him in the offseason to a long term lucrative contract. I have this awful feeling that team will end up being the Red Sox. It will be a move that stinks of desperation. We have seen moves like this in the past and it never ends well.

  Price is a very good pitcher, a much safer bet than Cueto but it is no guarantee he will make it to free agency and he will still command much more money then Hamels has left on his deal. Throw in the fact that you have no idea how Cueto or Price will adjust to being in a market like Boston and Hamels looks even better. If you can pitch in Philadelphia you can usually handle the atmosphere in Boston. See Curt Schilling.

Sellers? These Red Sox need to be buyers and they better hurry. Next season and seasons to come depend on it.



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