2018 MLB Trade Deadline

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Alex Reimer
July 24, 2018 - 4:14 pm
The race to land Orioles lefty Zach Britton appears to be heating up. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports the sweepstakes for the two-time All-Star looks like it's down to the Red Sox, Astros, Yankees and Cubs. It was first reported last week the Red Sox were eyeing Britton to blossom their bullpen...
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Rob Bradford
July 24, 2018 - 2:33 pm
Want to get an idea about what teams are asking for when it comes to acquiring late-inning relievers? Soak in a report from MLB.com's John Morosi. Morosi tweeted Tuesday afternoon: "In preliminary #RedSox-#Marlins trade talks, source says Miami indicated that Michael Chavis or Jay Groome alone...
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Krystle Boyajian
July 24, 2018 - 12:27 pm
The July 31 MLB trade deadline is only a week away, and Dave Dombrowski and company are looking at any and all options to improve the Red Sox for the stretch run. On Monday, we looked at potential relief pitcher targets . Today, we look at starting pitching. With uncertainty surrounding Eduardo...
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Rob Bradford
July 24, 2018 - 12:09 am
BALTIMORE -- There is a reason the Red Sox have interest in Zach Britton. Do you want to know why? Just ask the players who have had to face him. It's no secret Britton is the most coveted reliever on the market heading into next week's non-waiver trade deadline. He is eligible to become a free...
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Rob Bradford
July 23, 2018 - 9:49 pm
BALTIMORE -- Sitting down in the visitors' dugout with rain pouring down just a few feet away, Dave Dombrowski had that "been there, done that" vibe about him. As of Tuesday, he would be a week out from another non-waiver trade deadline with a team that was 40 games over .500. Perhaps it was the...
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Krystle Boyajian
July 23, 2018 - 3:11 pm
The July 31 MLB trade deadline is just a week away, and the Red Sox are still on the hunt for relief pitchers. The list of potential targets has already dwindled with Brad Hand and Jeurys Familia getting traded to the Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics, respectively. There are still some...
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Rob Bradford
July 22, 2018 - 7:56 am
Why Kansas City and the Mets traded two of the top relievers on the market (Kelvin Herrera, Jeurys Familia) when they did is still somewhat of a mystery. Sure, they got deals that probably satisfied what each team was looking for. But what would the harm have been to wait a little bit longer?...
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Rob Bradford
July 22, 2018 - 7:08 am
With the non-waiver trade deadline arriving a week from Tuesday, the Red Sox have sent their people to all corners of the Major League Baseball globe. For instance, Dave Dombrowski's special assistant/right-hand man Frank Wren could be found in Minnesota checking out the Twins and Royals this...
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Rob Bradford
July 21, 2018 - 5:05 pm
Alex Cora isn't stressing out about the non-waiver trade deadline. Why would he? Even with a few perceived soft spots on his roster, his Red Sox head into Saturday night's game 39 games over .500. "I mean, honestly, that’s not my job. My job is to manage this team, and I trust the guys that we have...
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Rob Bradford
July 21, 2018 - 10:39 am
It's dangerous to put too much stock into one start over the course of a Major League Baseball season. But Drew Pomeranz's outing in Baltimore Tuesday might present a unique situation. Coming off a very encouraging 5 2/3-inning, one-hit, one-run outing for Triple-A Pawtucket, Pomeranz is finally...
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