Category Archives: Trades

Red Sox bring in rotation help

Last winter, the Red Sox were defending world champions, with a strong rotation of established veteran starters. And then the wheels came off over the summer, leading the front office to trade away any starter with a pulse, punting 2014 for a fresh slate in 2015. Things got pretty dark in August and September: Boston trotted out a slumping Clay Buchholz and a variety of underwhelming pitching prospects, who combined for a 4.93 ERA after July 31. It was clear the team needed pitching help.

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Red Sox make six moves before trade deadline

Before the season, the Beyond the Box Score staff participated in a preseason poll to predict the upcoming season. Nearly two-thirds of respondents picked the Boston Red Sox to win the AL East.

Oops.

General manager Ben Cherington raised the white flag this week (no, not this kind of white flag), making six trades, three in the hours before the deadline.

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