5 Boston Red Sox Who Should Be on the Trading Block Right Now

By Jacob Kornhauser

Even though they haven’t completely put it together yet, the Boston Red Sox figure to still be in the divisional race by the time July rolls around. That means they’re likely going to go after some pitching at the deadline. Here are five players they could ship off in order to make that happen.

5 Boston Red Sox Who Should Be on the Trading Block Right Now
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5. LHP Eduardo Rodriguez

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Eduardo Rodriguez is the Red Sox top pitching prospect, and he'd likely be someone who would have to be included in a trade for a pitcher like Cole Hamels. With the Red Sox in desperate need for MLB-ready pitching, they may be willing to deal him.

5. LHP Eduardo Rodriguez

Eduardo Rodriguez is the Red Sox top pitching prospect, and he'd likely be someone who would have to be included in a trade for a pitcher like Cole Hamels. With the Red Sox in desperate need for MLB-ready pitching, they may be willing to deal him.

4. OF Manuel Margot

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Manuel Margot is a hitter with a lot of tools in the Red Sox minor league system, and he has to be intriguing to opposing teams. His speed alone is a tool that many teams covet, so he could also be involved in a trade for a top-of-the-rotation pitcher.

4. OF Manuel Margot

Manuel Margot is a hitter with a lot of tools in the Red Sox minor league system, and he has to be intriguing to opposing teams. His speed alone is a tool that many teams covet, so he could also be involved in a trade for a top-of-the-rotation pitcher.

3. 1B/OF Allen Craig

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Allen Craig has really struggled and has recently been sent down to Triple-A, but people don't forget the potential he showed with the St. Louis Cardinals several years ago. Therefore, if he can make it back to the big leagues and show what he can do, other teams are going to be interested.

3. 1B/OF Allen Craig

Allen Craig has really struggled and has recently been sent down to Triple-A, but people don't forget the potential he showed with the St. Louis Cardinals several years ago. Therefore, if he can make it back to the big leagues and show what he can do, other teams are going to be interested.

2. LHP Henry Owens

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Henry Owens was once the Red Sox top prospect and is still one of their top young pitchers. Boston may be more reluctant to part with him since he's nearly ready for big league action, but if it means getting a top pitcher, they likely won't hesitate to ship him off.

2. LHP Henry Owens

Henry Owens was once the Red Sox top prospect and is still one of their top young pitchers. Boston may be more reluctant to part with him since he's nearly ready for big league action, but if it means getting a top pitcher, they likely won't hesitate to ship him off.

1. C Blake Swihart

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Blake Swihart just got called up by the Red Sox. He's one of the top hitting prospects in baseball, and that's exactly why his name might be brought up in trade conversations. There's a very good chance he could be the crowning jewel on a prospect package that gets sent to a team for a top pitcher.

1. C Blake Swihart

Blake Swihart just got called up by the Red Sox. He's one of the top hitting prospects in baseball, and that's exactly why his name might be brought up in trade conversations. There's a very good chance he could be the crowning jewel on a prospect package that gets sent to a team for a top pitcher.

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