The Red Sox own the best record in the American League and they’ve won 12 of their last 14 games, but they’re certainly not a team without flaws.
The July 31st trade deadline is now less than two weeks away, and the Sox have several areas of need heading into the regular season’s final two months.
Arguably Boston’s most obvious hole is its lack of a competent right-handed hitting outfielder, and that’s a hole which Theo Epstein may attempt to fill via trade in the near future.
The Sox have reportedly reached out to the Mets about switch-hitting veteran Carlos Beltran, but cheaper options like Michael Cuddyer, Ryan Ludwick, Jeff Francoeur, and Josh Willingham are more feasible.
So, which outfielder should Epstein target in a potential deal?
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Alastair Ingram is the lead Boston Red Sox writer for the RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter at @AlastairIngram. For daily Red Sox updates, follow the blog at @FenwayReport and join the fan page on Facebook.