Should the Sox 'go for it' at the trade deadline?
Steve Buckley and Micheal Silverman join Sports Tonight to discuss what moves they see the Sox making at the trade deadline.
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Making his move on with the trading deadlines drive the Red Sox it's very similar and yeah. It's our job to stay on top of those great opportunity. Sometimes to clear bold sometimes as a metaphor for the final -- to get a break I think time will tell you -- to be opportunistic where and when we -- It's in the -- if these are if you get into the deadline Michael -- off. Steve Buckley of the same guys so Red Sox should go for at the deadline they try to improve the team even if it costs them prospects. Here's an angle we haven't explored they need to win your fans back. They need to convince their fans at the Red Sox are still if not top dog and eight top dog in Boston. Everybody hated the Red Sox to -- the end of last season what better way to bring the fans back and make everything all fun at Fenway Park than having and it race. In the post season October baseball well but Michael to the fans want them difficult. We're this year due to protect his prospects we've worked out well to your point if they had wanted to do that for the fans they would have made a big splash in offseason. And get it. Traded some of the prospects and made a big splash for Josh Hamilton recently that. I see no reason that these guys are gonna change attacked now even though there a good team a contending team for the post season and started to deal away some top prospects. Which is what you're gonna have to do to to quote -- when the fans back this is still a good team needs tweaking needs some help. But and not so expensive you don't -- a super team. Right the things -- that you guys you miss it will let you know -- ourselves a much of that yet but two things that number one. I don't think the Red Sox thought that they be in it I think that they are pleasantly surprised that they do a little concerned because only government for a prospect. And number two that are prospects I wouldn't trade certainly Bogart's it would not -- circumstances he's their next and we Ramirez that he. Guaranteed to be a very good big league ball player as much as we can guarantee that anybody in the minor leagues is going to be big league star and I wouldn't touch him but it. I don't know which when you guys use the -- week. If they can tweak -- -- in this and in and get that good feeling -- going going among the fans I would do it in between so cost prospects so caught up big Rex you know to me they're not looking for 34 bat the outlook I take Alfonso Soriano off the Chicago books Israel for the look and they were pretty good year they -- people in 1990 and a cousin Jeff Bagwell. Well or cost of Murphy's to make the trade nor his cleats. A minor league starter and -- -- it's a reliever on the -- aren't really I. Arms within -- -- brought up -- and you still haven't seen do Derosa hit Great Britain is another guy that gets right so maybe -- gets sick of -- it's right zone as well so. -- you know. They've got answers down there to be honest you wouldn't really be shocked if they don't -- the -- thing. You pick up one ought to stabilize what you go from there but you know is that the. -- -- to do because guys we've seen it before all of this be the year that they're gonna go they're gonna win it this year they're loaded well that doesn't work out. But all we said at a later time you know their eye on the way to rebuilding they start to content so do you say no we are going to content and we put the -- Put the pedal to the medal and make the deal is we have to make -- you say no. No way no -- not. Because of the -- from last year and and trying to win it for the fans and that he's pic free agent signings they've -- that Gothenburg they have forgotten them last year they try to win -- for the fans get to me this is about it would excuses about winning that come up the winning formula that's working right -- But this team is winning right now they're in a position when that they're not only gonna -- Stanford the second one part. They can contend the American league championship they -- you know he's been Gary why don't you make this team better by trading an innate that he now is TVs playing better than you thought if the other thing -- within the standings -- realized -- what it was a single team the American -- playing even 600 baseball but it's it's it -- a lot of NFL -- dirty the American League this year. It seems like now obviously the Tigers the team that scares you Verlander gets his game back as best 12 pitching punch. In baseball or the American League anyway. So I'd be concerned about the Tigers but does it not look like at the brokered race issue the American League in that any team can go World Series. We've seen my teams that didn't look that hot total World Series. Who does the team that got a hot mid August and all of a sudden they're in the World Series right like the Giants last year and the Giants aren't rescued around the roses as Owen Owen paid any attention to that yet that was the kind of tweaking. That the Giants didn't. To bolster their offense and their -- got hot at the right time in the post season and the pitching was bad Hutton -- all the way -- out there when -- guy like Michael Young salute but there's at least one more than normal on the -- by the bullpen tracks and these young kids out. Mark what about any chance at all to fly out of this now think yeah. Grace and ease and even snow I don't and I would get some guys playing Lackey placed on those discussions. And it just makes no sense to me but. What about Ellsbury but it is there a scenario at all. Where he would fit for another team that I don't see I don't see why wouldn't be here I don't see. I don't know if there's this has been rumored or what but I don't see any reason why. Feel that I'm his value is in the high fifties he as a pending free agent because a team trades form. Won't get a draft pick right. Buying it by you know not resign him so he has the most like that Sox -- to replace Jacoby Ellsbury and -- -- actually announced today. At the ready you know he's not it to me I I wouldn't trade him because. I come on the technical Ford. You serve well but it but the only scenario would be if they like you know six where all of a sudden they they lost sixteen of 22 wouldn't get any money fall off the face July 31 -- yet -- and I think what happens fine but I agree it might want a lot of absolutely.