2018 MLB Trade Deadline

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Rob Bradford
September 01, 2018 - 7:12 pm
CHICAGO -- Dave Dombrowski warned us. He was right. The waiver trade deadline came and went without the Red Sox making a deal. It was a reality that most saw coming, in large part due to the rules surrounding the deal-making process in August. In order to trade a player after the July 31 deadline,...
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Rob Bradford
September 01, 2018 - 1:00 am
CHICAGO -- A day after the Yankees made their final roster declaration, trading for outfielder Andrew McCutchen, another one of the Red Sox' chief competitors for the American League crown, the Indians, offered one final salvo before the waiver trade deadline. Cleveland dealt for Toronto third...
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Alex Reimer
August 01, 2018 - 3:10 pm
Dave Dombrowski says he doesn’t think the Red Sox’ bullpen needs to be upgraded. In an interview with OMF Wednesday, the Red Sox’ president of baseball operations defended his decision to not acquire any additional relievers prior to the non-waiver trade deadline. “Unfortunately, when I'm talking...
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Brian Cashman
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John Tomase
August 01, 2018 - 12:33 pm
Brian Cashman wishes another team or two played the Red Sox as well as his Yankees do. Speaking to reporters in New York after Tuesday's trade deadline, Cashman made it clear he respects the Red Sox, but also likes his team's chances against them. "You wonder what their record would be if they...
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Kelvin Herrera
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John Tomase
July 31, 2018 - 5:15 pm
Dave Dombrowsk told reporters after Tuesday afternoon's trade deadline that he nearly completed a deal for a reliever on Monday night. According to WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, that pitcher was Washington's Kelvin Herrera. The former Royals closer, who won a World Series as a setup man with a...
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Blake Swihart
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John Tomase
July 31, 2018 - 11:42 am
Two and a half months ago, Blake Swihart reportedly requested a trade from the Red Sox. A month ago, it looked like he'd be little more than a deadline throw-in. But today? He is effectively untradeable. The Swihart that manager Alex Cora swore would make an impact if only he could find some...
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Rob Bradford
July 31, 2018 - 11:39 am
Prior to Monday night's game, Tyler Thornburg offered a dose of reality. "I know why I got traded over here," he told WEEI.com. And - fair or not - right here, right now represents that reason. The Red Sox have danced around the notion of needing another relief pitcher at the non-waiver trade...
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Vincent Gallo
July 31, 2018 - 11:28 am
With third baseman Rafael Devers battling an injured hamstring, Dave Dombrowski pulled off a late night trade to acquire four-time All-Star veteran Ian Kinsler from the Angels. Kinsler cost the team minor league prospects Ty Buttrey and Williams Jerez, but in turn, the trade strengthened the Red...
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Ryan Hannable
July 31, 2018 - 9:43 am
The MLB trade deadline is Tuesday afternoon and if what Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Monday night is true, the Red Sox may be quiet. Speaking after the team landed second baseman Ian Kinsler late Monday night, Dombrowski indicated the Red Sox may be done with deals...
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John Tomase
July 31, 2018 - 12:34 am
There are no shortage of Red Sox with ties to Ian Kinsler. David Price, Rick Porcello, and J.D. Martinez played with him in Detroit. Mitch Moreland played with him in Texas. Dave Dombrowski has now traded for him twice. Those who know the four-time All-Star best expect he'll fit right in after the...
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