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FanPost Friday - What’s Your Strategy?

The Red Sox are somewhere between being a good and a bad team. It’s time to take a stand.

Texas Rangers v Boston Red Sox Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

The Red Sox have been huddling around .500 for a while now. This is decidedly not ideal for a team that won the World Series last year. At present, they aren’t even in position to win a wild card slot.

That means they can’t defend their title, which sucks.

We’ve also reached the point in the season where the team really needs to decide which team they are. We can’t keep saying “they’ll figure it out later”. Later is quickly approaching, and they still haven’t shown the ability to beat good teams. That matters.

So my question for the readers this week is this:

What do you think the Red Sox should do?

Do you think the Red Sox should go out and be aggressive, swinging a trade for bullpen, offensive, or rotational help? Or do you think they should consider a fire sale and rebuild their impoverished farm system? Should the Red Sox be giving opportunities to Darwinzon Hernandez, Mike Shawaryn, and Bobby Dalbec? Or should they believe that the veteran talent will rise to the top?

This week, you decide what you think is the better play for the Red Sox. Do they have the pieces? Can they have the pieces? Or should they go home now, before it becomes too late?