If a turnaround is going to happen for the last-place Red Sox, it has to start with a post-All-Star break hot streak.
Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy and/or interesting tidbits -- for Thursday, July 17.
Dan Shaughnessy and Lou Merloni think the Red Sox should try Will Middlebrooks in left field before the season is out
Trading prospects for Cole Hamels? It makes no sense to Lou Merloni, who says the Red Sox should re-sign Jon Lester and use their prospects to get a much-needed bat.