Buchholz on trade deadline: 'It's part of the game'

Buchholz on trade deadline: 'It's part of the game'
July 31, 2014, 7:15 pm

The trade deadline has come and gone and the Red Sox have dealt a total of five players.

With Jon Lester and Jon Lackey joining new organizations, the Red Sox have moved on from the majority of their rotation.

Except for Clay Buchholz

"At the beginning of the season you're hoping that this point comes around, that the season's going the way you want it to go and you're adding people instead of taking them away." said Buchholz. "It's part of the game, it's part of the business side of it, nothing anybody can do about it. It's already done."

The 29-year-old discussed what he would take away from being around Lester and Lackey during his time in Boston.

"[Lackey] is a guy that's been around a while now, was with two teams that won the World Series," said Buchholz. "He was the deciding game winner in both of those series."

"When you say, 'ace of the pitching staff,' I think of Jon Lester, he's going to do big things wherever he goes."

Buchholz also added how it's going to be tough to watch Jonny Gomes leave.

"He's a competitor, that's what he brought to the team," said Buchholz. "It was fun being around him, we'll be friends until the day we all die anyway."