As the 2010 MLB Trading Deadline has come and passed, the Boston Red Sox didn’t do too much; they did some minor moves.

Today the Red Sox acquired, long wanted, catching prospect, Jarrod Saltalamacchia from the Texas Rangers and also shipping away relief pitcher Ramon Ramirez to the San Fransisco Giants, while designating outfielder, Jeremy Hermida, for assignment. 

Some might sit back and say, “what is Theo Epstein doing?”. Well, there wasn’t much he could do. 

Looking at Boston’s roster, the team doesn’t really need much, besides bullpen help. The team has been plagued with injuries and trading for a full-time outfielder or a full-time second basemen would do them no help, or giving up a top prospect for a rental reliever wouldn’t help either.

Today, the Red Sox just cleaned up a few things. 

They parted ways with a sub-par reliever, Ramon Ramriez, and they finally got the man they’ve been wanting for years, for a cheap price in Jarrod Saltalamacchia. 

Looking at this team’s roster, I’m not sure if they’re a playoff team. 

There is about 50 games left for Boston, and they have a lot of ground to make up. They’re playing in the same division with currently the best two teams in baseball, New York and Tampa Bay. 

I do feel that they are doing the right moves. They parted ways with non-product players, while calling up prospect, Ryan Kalish, and giving him an opportunity. 

Lets just be realistic here. The Red Sox have suffered a lot of injuries this year and are still alive in the American League East. If this team gets hot, they could have a chance of making the playoffs. 


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