The Red Sox fell out of first place in the American League East on Friday and have been staggering of late. Their bullpen has suffered some crucial injuries and their bats have gone silent recently. With the trade deadline on Wednesday, Bob Neumeier, Lou Merloni and Dan Shaughnessy discuss what the Red Sox could and should do at the deadline on "The Baseball Show" on Saturday.
Shaughnessy said one of Boston's needs is a starting pitcher to fill the void of an injured Clay Buchholz, but would not give up its top prospects for the playoff push.
"I don't want to mortgage the future because I don't think this team is in position to win the World Series," Shaughnessy said.
Merloni agreed and said if the Red Sox were to trade for a starter, it shouldn't be someone whose contract would expire after this season.
"Look for a guy who can help you now and in the future," Merloni said.