I am the new writer at SB Nation Boston, but I decided maybe to give a FanPost on Over the Monster a try.
The Sox have had some problems when it comes to, what we thought, would be there deepest team ever (at the beginning of the year at least...). One of those main problems come a Right Field. But there are some players from around the league and even in their own system that could be used at Right Field.
Carlos Beltran: According to a story on SB Nation, Carlos Beltran is beginning to get offered around from the New York Mets. This could be an interesting and very good trade if we could pull it off (granted he stays healthy). The thing that the Red Sox organization and I agree on would be that the Mets might want too much in return. I would not be willing to give out multiple prospects like I did trading for Adrian Gonzalez. But Beltran is having a productive season while being voted to an All-Star game. So the question would be if your willing to trade a prospect like Ryan Kalish.
Inside the Organization: This idea is attractive because of not having to trade any of your young and talented players for an older player like Beltran. If the thought is that Ryan Kalish could start producing, then he could easily be moved up to the Major Leagues. The second thing is the fact that he is not fully healthy. So if the Sox think Kalish could come back soon, that could be in the list.
Keep the Players They Have Now: Of course, this is the reason why this column is being written right now, but that doesn't mean that Darnell McDonald and J.D. Drew. J.D. Drew is known for having some big hits once and a while (not this year!). Possibly the thought of trading or moving up these prospects is too daunting for Theo and company and they can stick it out with what they have.
Josh Reddick: Before you yell at me, "BUT HE"S PLAYING RIGHT FIELD", listen to me first. If the inside of the organization thinks Carl Crawford is only a couple weeks from coming back, then they could hang on right now and eventually move Josh Reddick over to Right Field. Francona has mentioned that they don't want to rush Crawford too far ahead so I don't know if he is thinking 2 weeks or 2 months (hopefully not 2 years!!!).
Give an idea I didn't think about: Let's hear it!
Should the Red Sox trade for Beltran or keep within the organization?
Beltran (38 votes)
Organization (151 votes)
189 total votes