With the trade deadline approaching, rumors are circulating
on social media and much of the buzz is surrounding the team that is leading the chase for a wild-card spot in the American League.
Having allowed 400 runs already, there's little doubt this club needs help on the mound and with some good young prospects to use as trade bait, many baseball experts predict president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski will pull the trigger to give his team the best chance at making the post season.
Several names are apparently
available this summer, including Oakland A's ace Sonny Gray. The 26-year-old is off to his worst start since entering the league in 2013, winning just three of his 10 decisions, but after finishing third overall in the Cy Young Award last season, a move to the east coast could be just what is needed to turn his year around.
first round pick is 36-27 in his career in the bay area and his 3.25 ERA is more indicative of what he could bring any team wanting to make a deal. The hard-throwing right-handed pitcher would be a good pickup, especially for a team that scores nearly six runs per game as that type of production would help the young mans confidence every time he takes the mound.
Boston has several other options, including Rich Hill, who previously played in Boston and perhaps Chris Sale, who could become available if the White Sox continue to drop in the MLB standings, but Gray is the best option — not only because of past performance, but also with his age as he could become a long-term solution to a short-term problem for the Red Sox.