The Major League Baseball non-waivers trade deadline is July 31. That’s 50 days away, roughly seven weeks.
Plenty can change in the fortunes of a baseball team in seven weeks and as the Red Sox get players off the disabled list, they could theoretically rise in the standings. With the extra wild card this season, greater opportunity exists.
The question John Henry must answer is this: what is the ceiling? If the Red Sox believe they have a roster than can advance to the World Series, then by all means the team should not be dismantled.
If not, then what is the point of keeping it together?
Getting to the playoffs and losing in the wild-card game would not be an accomplishment for this franchise. The 2004 and ‘07 seasons were not that long ago.
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