Correction: A previous version of this article stated that Team USA was knocked out of the Olympics, but they are still in repechage games.
Things are going in the wrong direction for the Red Sox right now, having lost their last four games as well as their grip on the top spot in the division. But while they do have some help coming on the horizon, it is the players who are currently not getting it done who hold the key. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)
All of that being said, this team has proven to be resilient all season long. They’re going to need to prove that once again to get through this stretch. (Chad Finn; Boston.com)
If you’re looking for who the team should be trying to prove wrong, and who takes a lot of the blame for the inactivity at the deadline, look no further than the owners’ box. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)
Chad Jennings looks at the balance between patience and urgency with the Red Sox navigating this stretch. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic)
Even with everything going on, Christopher Smith makes the argument that it is not time for Red Sox fans to panic. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)
Sean McAdam has some thoughts on the Red Sox failing to sign Jud Fabian, as well as the team’s decision to stay under the luxury tax threshold. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)
Triston Casas and Team USA lost to Japan on Monday, but the top Red Sox prospect did go out with a bang. (Mike Cole; NESN)