How the Red Sox’ trade frenzy came about

It was an unprecedented series of moves for the Red Sox, making for one of the most dizzying days in team history.

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Revamping offense was Red Sox’ priority

It will be easier to replace the pitchers than it would have been to revamp the offense in the upcoming offseason.

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No more superstars in Boston. It’s all about younger players and club control. Welcome to Kansas City-on-the-Charles.

Meet the new Red Sox

Learn more about Allen Craig, Joe Kelly, Yoenis Cespedes and the other players the Red Sox acquired.

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Said Clay Buchholz of all the changes: “It’s just part of the game. Nothing really anybody can do about it.”

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Xander Bogaerts to return to shortstop

With Stephen Drew gone, Bogaerts has two months to prove to the Red Sox he should stay at short.

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Yoenis Cespedes is a good catch for Red Sox

Losing Jon Lester is tough, but with a premiere slugger in an era where power is hard to find, the Red Sox came out of the trade pretty well.

Jon Lester traded to Oakland

Lester is the centerpiece of a deal that also sends Jonny Gomes to Oakland, while Boston receives All-Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

John Lackey traded to Cardinals

Lackey’s roller coaster Red Sox tenure has come to an end, with outfielder Allen Craig and pitcher Joe Kelly coming to Boston.

Red Sox trade Andrew Miller to Orioles

Miller is the latest Red Sox pitcher headed out of town at the MLB trade deadline.

Red Sox trade Stephen Drew to Yankees

The light-hitting shortstop was sent to New York in exchange for infielder/outfielder Kelly Johnson.

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Notes: Rays send David Price to Tigers

The Rays’ early stumbles in the AL East race made it possible to deal their ace.

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