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The trade deadline is approaching and with each passing day fan wonder will the Red Sox be buyers or sellers?
Sean McAdam of Comcast SportsNet thinks what happens over the weekend will have a lot to do with what happens. If they win two out of three against the Yankees is that really going to sway their opinion?
“Well you wouldn’t think so and I’m not sure it should, but I think it might. That’s the sense I got talking to people in and outside the organization, that they really are kind of waiting to see what way this tips and look at the scale on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning.”
If things don’t go well for the Sox over the weekend in New York and they become sellers who are some of the guys McAdam sees getting shipped out?
“I could see them certainly selling off a guy like Shoppach or Sweeney, someone who doesn’t necessarily fit into the long term picture here.” “I’m just not sure we’re going to get into full sell mode.”
The guys moved on to talk about the pitching situation. Josh Beckett is becoming less liked in town after the way he’s performed and handled himself this season and many say trade him. If they did the team would have to eat a lot of money, but would that be done to appease a fan base during a season that’s not going well?
“I think if they moved Beckett it wouldn’t necessarily be throwing raw meat to the fan base saying, ‘Look we got the bad guy out of here. Are you happy?’I think it would be a recognition that it was time for him to move on and all those things that went into getting there.”
This team should be blowing it up by all accounts with some of the names on this team, but this season has been a failure so far. Will this organization ever wake up and realize that this group of guys can’t get it done?