The Red Sox find themselves in first place with the All-Star break fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean they will be passive at the trade deadline.
The bullpen is one area where Boston may look for some help due to recent struggles in the closer position. An additional position player, as well as another starter now that Clay Buchholz‘s injury continues to linger, could also be in the works.
Could the big names like Jonathan Papelbon and Giancarlo Stanton be coming to Boston? Let’s tackle that question and more in this week’s mailbag.
Do you think Jonathan Papelbon is coming back to Boston? Is it the right move?
– Fernando Zornoff
I do not think the Phillies will part with Jonathan Papelbon, even if they are totally out of it at the deadline. They have a huge TV contract pending and need their star players as pieces to market moving forward. A rebuild is not in the cards for them. I also would be very surprised to see the Red Sox be interested. The back end of his deal would be a...