The Boston Red Sox are 2.5 games out of the final American League wild-card spot, but the front office didn’t jump at many opportunities to improve the team ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline.
“We like where our arrow is pointing,” Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom told reporters. “And hopefully we can do some special things the rest of the way and I’m confident we’ll be able to continue to keep building on this next year and beyond.”
Christopher Smith of Mass Live noted Boston made just one trade, landing infielder Luis Urías from the Milwaukee Brewers for pitching prospect Bradley Blalock.
While the argument can be made the Red Sox should have bolstered their roster if they are going to make a late charge, sacrificing significant prospect depth for a team that might not be a legitimate World Series threat would have been quite the risk.
There is also the question about whether there were any offers worth taking during a trade deadline that didn’t see a ton of elite-level talent moved.
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