Sox' dilemma: Trade for Lee without mortgaging future

Sox' dilemma: Trade for Lee without mortgaging future
July 30, 2013, 12:30 am
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Much of the recent trade talk in Boston has centered around Jake Peavy. But it appears the White Sox are intent on receiving a king's ransom in return, dimming the Red Sox' interest.

The Sox do remain engaged in talks for Peavy, though, as they are for another star pitcher: Phillies ace Cliff Lee, who would command a package comparable to that of Peavy (if not larger).  

On The Show, Rich Levine talked about the circumstances in which a swap for Lee would be palatable for the Sox.

"I think that Lee's the guy that puts you over the top and as long as you're holding onto the [Xander] Bogaerts, the Jackie Bradleys, the Henry Owens, anyone else is available in a package for Cliff Lee," Levine said. "The way he's pitched this year and the way the American League looks right now, he's the guy you make a move for." 

The deadline is less than 48 hours away.

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