Jake is off this week, so you’re stuck with me for your FanPost Friday. I hope I can be something resembling a viable replacement for the week. Fortunately for me, it was not a very difficult decision as to what to ask this week, as it was a fairly busy week for the Red Sox. Obviously we would all prefer if they were a contending team, but with the fact that they have been so unbelievably bad this year they were obvious sellers for the deadline this year.
So, let’s throw out the bad taste in our mouths from this team’s performance on the field for a second and let’s just look at things for what they are. This team was a clear seller, but also one that wants to contend sooner than later. That led to them trading Brandon Workman, Heath Hembree, Mitch Moreland, Kevin Pillar and Josh Osich in four separate deals, getting back Connor Seabold, Nick Pivetta, Hudson Potts, Jeisson Rosarion, two players to be named later — and remember, with the different rules this year, players to be named later can be anyone not on the 60-man player pool — and international slot money.
The question I ask is simple. How did they do? Give them a grade! Say who they should have traded but held on to. Tell me who they traded but should have kept! Which trade did they botch? Which trade are we going to look back on in ten years and celebrate? You know the drill.