Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 7/29/13
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As the season has progressed one area of need for the Boston Red Sox has been fairly obvious-- starting pitching. While the rotation has been steady enough to keep the Red Sox in contention up until this point, the July 31st trade deadline always offers a chance for teams to upgrade positions. For the Red Sox, they're in a unique situation. Instead of this being the bridge to 2014 as most thought this year would be, the Red Sox boast one of the best offenses in the league and as a result, have sat atop the American League East for most of the season. However, while the offense has flourished, pitching has, at times, has alluded the Red Sox. Perhaps assisted by John Lackey's resurgent season and Clay Buchholz pitching lights out pre injury, Red Sox starters hold a 3.79 ERA, which ranks 10th in baseball. But with over performance from Felix Doubront and John Lackey, the diminishing quality starts from Ryan Dempster, as well as the unpredictable return of Clay Buchholz from the disable...
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