Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lucchino: "We Will Be Active" At Trade Deadline

Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino appeared on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Morning Show and spoke about the team's likely behavior in the run-up to next Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline. Said Lucchino, "We’ve never been in this position in our 13 years. We have never been in a position where we haven't been anything but aggressive buyers because we’ve always, even in the catastrophic years of 2011-12, we were well over .500 at this stage of the season, so this is relatively new to us. … I do think that we will be active. … We're always active." Rumors have been swirling in the last few days about possible deals involving starter Jake Peavy, left-handed reliever Andrew Miller, outfielder Jonny Gomes and even a mega-deal for Miami's Giancarlo Stanton.