The Red Sox have finally made a trade before the deadline: They traded Brent Lillebridge for minor league reliever Jose De La Torre.
The Sox can sell, or they can stand pat. But here's hoping they aren't in the buying mood at the trade deadline.
The Red Sox aren't out of the hunt for the second wild card spot in the American League. Even so, it wouldn't be all that wise to deal a future building block for a chance at a one-game playoff.
Felix Doubront didn't have the stuff the Red Sox were hoping for on Monday, giving up six runs in five-plus innings. That performance was more than enough to earn the Sox a loss.