Thursday, May 28, 2015

Red Sox Are 'Eyeing' Potential Trade Targets

All those 'untouchable' prospects may not be as safe as they once were. Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington told MLB Network Radio that Boston is "keeping an eye" on the trade market to try to improve what has been a dismal start to 2015. Of course, the most often mentioned target is LHP Cole Hamels of the Phillies. Nevertheless, according to Cherington, the team's first option is to look within to upgrade—the most recent case in point being the elevation of LHP Eduardo Rodriguez to start today's game in Texas. Cherington said the Red Sox will try to "get things better internally before...we can consider moves to supplement the team." Mired in last place and five games under .500, it's unclear who at AAA or AA (aside from a couple of pitchers and Jackie Bradley, Jr.) is going to provide a big enough jolt to make a real difference.