Merloni: Curious to see what you could get for Koji

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Merloni: Curious to see what you could get for Koji

The MLB trade deadline is approaching and the Red Sox should be sellers given their current standing in the basement of the A.L. East. 

Clay Buchholz was talked about by many as the team's most valuable trade chip before he got injured. So who is their most valuable chip now? 

Are teams interested in closer Koji Uehara, and if they are, what would he fetch?

"I just wonder how much you can get for Koji," Lou Merloni said. "You’re going to have to eat some of that money. I’m looking at guys like Koji, [Junichi] Tazawa, [Ryan] Hanigan. It’s like I don’t know, I don’t think you get anything for Hanigan. It’s not going to be enough. I'd rather have Ryan Hanigan backing up your young catcher next year. I don’t think you can get anything for Tazawa. Koji I’d be curious to see what you could get for him. With all the closers that are out there in this market, I just don’t think you can get anything."

Did Matt Barnes deserve 4 games for throwing at Manny Machado?

Did Matt Barnes deserve 4 games for throwing at Manny Machado?

Bob Ryan and Lou Merloni react to Matt Barnes being handed a 4-game suspension for throwing at Manny Machado, and whether he deserved it.

Matt Barnes gets 4-game suspension for throwing at Manny Machado

Matt Barnes gets 4-game suspension for throwing at Manny Machado

MLB has suspended and fined Boston Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes for throwing at the head of Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado. Barnes' suspension will last four games. His fine is an undisclosed amount.

Barnes has elected to appeal, and so his suspension will be postponed until the appeal process has finished.

Barnes' throw at Machado appeared to be a response to the Orioles third baseman's decision to slide cleats up into Pedroia, who left the game and has missed the two games that followed. He's still day-to-day. However, Pedroia vocally disapproved of Barnes' decision.