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Thursday, 22 June 2017 20:53

The Red Sox Plan To Make “Major Upgrades” Before The Trade Deadline

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So a report just surfaced from MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand about how the Boston Red Sox are planning to make “major upgrades” over the next six weeks or so. Of course, it is also noted that their priority right now is the third base position, as it should be. My initial thought when I heard this is that it is the right thing to do, although I know some Sox fans will worry.

I get the fact that Dave Dombrowski has depleted what was once the best farm system in baseball to the point that getting rid of more will leave us as a barren wasteland in the minors. Trust me, that’s not ideal and I hate to fall into the way the Yankees used to do things. But at the same time, this Red Sox team we have in front of us right now is pretty special.

 It's not that I mean that they are playing all that well or that they are fun to watch or anything like that. But that’s the point. The Sox are tied for first place in the AL East and remain one of the best teams in baseball despite having quite a few holes. If they go out and make a push by adding some premium talent to this team, they might become a real World Series contender. That’s what we want, isn’t it?

 I am definitely a guy who likes to live in the here and now, especially when it comes to sports. I understand the value of a good young prospect, but I also understand the value of a proven commodity. If the Sox can get rid of a couple minor leaguers for some horses to stack this team not only for this year but the next two to four years, let’s do it. 

 Maybe it's just me, but I’ll take a championship or two in the near future and worry about down the road later. Make moves Davey, it’s time to separate ourselves from the pack.

Jake Archer

Jake is a contributor to the CLNS Red Sox beat team. He is passionate about baseball, basketball, football and golf, but can get interested in almost anything competitive. Jake has a lot of strong opinions and will share them through his writing and podcasting. You can also follow him on Twitter @jarcher04 but please be advised, his takes can get hot.