mlb trade deadline

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John Tomase
September 02, 2018 - 12:58 pm
The Red Sox entered the trade deadline with one glaring need: bullpen. They failed to address it, instead seeking upgrades on the bench (Steve Pearce), at second base (Ian Kinsler), and in the rotation (Nathan Eovaldi). It's fair to say that trio has represented a net positive, even with Eovaldi...
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John Tomase
July 30, 2018 - 8:42 pm
Adrian Beltre has been the one that got away for the last 10 years. Might he finally be coming back to Boston? A source tells WEEI.com's Rob Bradford that a reunion appears unlikely. According to a report from NBC Sports Boston , the Red Sox have discussed a deal with the Rangers to acquire the...
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Roberto Osuna
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John Tomase
July 30, 2018 - 12:33 pm
Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna, a 2017 All-Star, is reportedly on the trade market . The Red Sox should stay far, far away. While the 23-year-old checks a lot of boxes from a baseball perspective -- he owns over 100 career save, remains under team control through 2021, and represents a possible...
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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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Connor Donahue
July 23, 2018 - 10:30 am
We’re just about a week out from the July 31 MLB trade deadline and the Red Sox are still apparently looking for pitching. Toronto’s 35-year-old J.A. Happ seems to be one of the top available names on the market and it looks like he may have made his last start as a Blue Jay. Bob Elliot of CBC...
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John Tomase
July 13, 2018 - 12:31 pm
The list of Red Sox needs prior to the trade deadline goes something like this: reliever, second baseman, reliever, reliever, reliever, backup catcher. But here's a useful item missing from that shopping cart: right-handed starter. The American League is essentially a three-team race between the...
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Rob Bradford
July 11, 2018 - 10:17 am
They've done this before. In 2007, the Red Sox went out and got the best available closer at the non-waiver trade deadline, Eric Gagne. (That didn't work out so well.) Two years later they reeled in another closer in Billy Wagner. (That worked out significantly better.) And last year? It was Mets...
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Rob Bradford
July 07, 2018 - 11:33 am
It is known that the Red Sox' non-waiver trade deadline priority remains to find a relief pitcher. One interesting candidate has been surfaced ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. Crasnick tweeted Saturday that the Sox have been eyeing Twins closer Fernando Rodney. The 41-year-old has had a solid season with the...
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Rob Bradford
July 06, 2018 - 12:38 pm
MLB.com is reporting the Yankees have had internal discussions regarding trading for Mike Moustakas. On the surface, this would appear to be a possible game-changer. Having a lefty hitter who popped 38 home runs a year ago play in Yankee Stadium, at a position (first base) that New York carries the...
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Vincent Gallo
July 05, 2018 - 11:24 am
It’s no secret that a bullpen’s reliability is what can separate a World Series contender from the rest of the pack. Depth following a starting pitcher has always been important since, but especially recently with starters being removed around the fifth inning mark, it is now more vital than ever...
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