Red Sox Ready for Blockbuster Trade: Shocking Move to Strengthen Pitching Staff! - footballivenews
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Red Sox Ready for Blockbuster Trade: Shocking Move to Strengthen Pitching Staff!



After a sluggish start, the Boston Red Sox have suddenly positioned themselves to undergo a comprehensive overhaul of their starting pitching rotation.

Boston Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Craig Breslow initiated significant changes to the rotation by acquiring Lucas Giolito on Friday night. Subsequently, he traded left-hander Chris Sale to the Atlanta Braves for middle infielder Vaughn Grissom, a move considered a notable win individually but raising concerns about the club’s defense.

Breslow, already involved in numerous trades, signals an intent to continue in that direction. According to The Boston Globe’s Alex Speier, Breslow emphasized the need for the Red Sox to be prepared to trade young prospects for quality, controllable starting pitching.

While earlier reports suggested a potential signing of Teoscar Hernández could prompt the Red Sox to trade one of the younger outfielders, such as Jarren Duran, Wilyer Abreu, or Ceddanne Rafeala, another avenue has now opened.

With Grissom expected to assume the everyday second baseman role with six years of team control, Boston’s surplus of middle infield prospects becomes a potential trade asset. This group includes top prospects like Marcelo Mayer, Nick Yorke, Mikey Romero, Nazzan Zanetello, Brainer Bonaci, Yoeilin Cespedes, David Hamilton, Chase Meidroth, Eddinson Paulino, and Franklin Arias.

In essence, the Red Sox already possessed a deep middle infield group, and now with Trevor Story and Grissom set to secure those positions for years, they have even more flexibility.

Among the top starters with controllable years, potential targets include Jesús Luzardo from the Miami Marlins, Dylan Cease from the Chicago White Sox, and Logan Gilbert from the Seattle Mariners.

While the Mariners reportedly rejected the Red Sox’s pursuit of controllable starting pitching, the team may opt to engage in a bidding war for Jordan Montgomery, securing a strong rotation while retaining a stacked infield group for future leverage, possibly at the trade deadline.

Ultimately, the Red Sox are actively exploring options in both the free-agent and trade markets, showcasing a proactive approach to bolstering their roster.

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